Visitors wishing to spend a penny on South Shields’ seafront certainly won’t have to make do with bog standard.
New public toilets have been built on the town’s redeveloped foreshore.
The new facilities, at the entrance to the Littlehaven car park, were opened earlier this month and build on the significant investment that has already gone into regenerating the coastline.
The block includes male and female toilets, a 24-7 disabled toilet and a baby changing room.
Councillor John Anglin, Lead Member for Regeneration and Economy, said: “Our seafront really showcases South Shields for the vibrant, attractive town that it is.
“As part of our vision of creating the North’s premier coastal resort, we continue to invest in our Foreshore and this scheme complements the considerable amount of regeneration that has already revitalised the area.
“We are not only enhancing the visitor experience but we are creating the right environment for private sector investment, helping to create a sustainable long term economy.”
The new facility continues the themes used in the other foreshore redevelopment schemes and features the same decorative concrete, render and timber.