Whitburn to Seaburn Pushchair Friendly Walk

This post is based on a visit in November 2023. Please check with venues direct for the most up to date info. 

Whitburn to Seaburn Pushchair Friendly Walk

We are gradually trying to walk the full North East Coast with Fozzy. In this post, I'm going to share the stretch between Whitburn and Seaburn. 

It's 1.2 miles each way and should take around an hour to walk there and back. This walk is very easy to continue onto Roker. If you did this, it would be around 2 miles each way and take around 1hr 20 mins and you'd pass a further two playgrounds.

Read our guide to walking from Roker to Seaburn here: Roker to Seaburn Walk 

Why we like this walk: 

  • Playgrounds 
  • Coastal views 
  • Accessible for pushchairs and wheelchairs 
  • Separate cycle lane 
  • Lots of food and drink options along the route 
  • Minchellas Ice Cream Kiosk in the car park 
  • Dog friendly beach 
  • Accessible by car or bus 

We parked at Whitburn Bents Car Park which overlooks the beach and had quite a few spaces when we visited on a sunny Saturday in Winter. Use postcode SR6 7NT. 

You can pay at the machine or by phone on arrival. It's 1p per minute, there is blue badge parking, motorhome parking and electric vehicle charging points. 

There's a Minchellas takeaway kiosk in the car park with outdoor seating serving ice cream and drinks. 

Below is an overview of the route, you basically need to keep the sea on your left hand side and follow the path towards Seaburn. 

We didn't visit on this occasion but just across the road from the car park is Cornthwaite Park which has a play area, tennis courts, multi use games area and if you download the free Love Exploring App, you can use it to search for dinosaurs in the park. Popping to the park at the end of the walk before heading home would be ideal. 

You can access Whitburn by bus or catch the metro to Seaburn. 

Whitburn has strong links to fishing and it's own grade II listed windmill. Lewis Caroll also holidayed here and it's strongly believed he wrote The Walrus and the Carpenter whilst staying here. 

I like that there are clearly marked cycle lanes between the path and the road. I think it this section would make an ideal location for families who are ready to take their first step into cycling on roads. 

The views along the coast are beautiful! 

Dogs are restricted on some sections of the beach at Seaburn from May-Sept. Check and obey signs on arrival. 

This route is popular with dog walkers and there are plenty of dog water bowls along the prom. 

The route is wide and surfaced (see below). There are some inclines to get onto the upper level depending on which route you walk. You could stay on the upper level the full length of the walk. 

We love stopping off at STACK in Seaburn. It's dog and child friendly and there are various food and drink vendors - something for everyone! On this particular Saturday there was a live singer too. 

There are plenty of other food and drink businesses along the prom though - you are spoilt for choice! 

STACK is next to the Seaburn Inn and Seaburn Park. The park was closed when we visited but there are grand plans to renovate Seaburn Park which you can read about here. It's due to re-open in Spring 2024 and looks like it's going to be fantastic. 

At this point you can continue to walk along to Roker or turn around and head back to Whitburn Bents like we did. 

I really liked the look of North but it's not dog friendly. I'll be heading back without Fozzy to try soon. 

Latimer's Seafood is located just before the car park at Whitburn Bents and is one of the best places to pick up seafood in the North East. They have huge fresh fish and seafood counters, a deli with fresh fish dishes to takeaway, a freezer section plus shelves packed with other local produce. 

We picked up a seafood chowder pasty and pot of shrimps to eat on the benches overlooking the sea before heading home. So delicious! 

I really enjoyed this walk and can't wait to try it again. We are going to continue along the coast and walk to South Shields next time. 

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