Any new permit requests are suspended at the moment. This is due to safety concerns raised by our partners at Northumbria Police, the Port of Tyne and other riparian authorities, together with the permit issuing office being closed to the public.
Existing permits from 2019 who have been unable to renew from March 2020 will still be valid.
This is currently under review and we are investigating alternative methods of issuing permits.
The Council operates a launching ramp on the River Tyne adjacent to South Shields Sailing Club off Harbour Drive. You will need a licence and appropriate insurance.