Tyne and Wear is given its name by the mouths of the rivers Tyne and Wear. The River Wear mouth is at Roker by North Pier shown here in the photograph. Roker beach itself is a popular seaside resort and part of Sunderland.
Roker seafront is host to the Sunderland International Airshow which is the biggest free airshow in Europe. It takes place in July each year and aircraft follow the line of the beach in a spectacular fly past. Roker Park stages illuminations with entertainment for children at the end of the summer season during October and November.