The waterfront in Sunderland has been transformed in recent years by extensive redevelopment including the impressive Marina complex at North Dock. Originally constructed by Brunel in 1837, the Dock has been renovated and extended to provide a modern Marina. Unlike most marina basins regenerated from disused docks, this marina has open sea access at all states of the tide, with no locks, bridges or obstructions, and the marina is dredged to a minimum depth of 2.2m.
The Marina consists of 113 fore-and-aft chain berths, 26 un-serviced berths and 88 fully serviced pontoon berths. On site facilities include a restaurant, a cafe, a hair salon, a newsagent, a shop and 2 yachts clubs which welcome visitors.
There are various shops nearby; including a Co-op with a cash machine next to the Marina, a cash machine outside the Roker Post Office just behind the Marina building. For a supermarket Morrisons is a pleasant 15mins stroll along the coast. The city centre of Sunderland is just a mile away and is easily accessible from the marina using the road and railway/metro public transport.