And if a call-out on our Facebook page is anything to go by, our towns and villages are very lucky to have so many of their wonderful sights captured on camera.
We recently launched a search for a new cover picture to feature on our Facebook page.
Hundreds of Gazette readers got in touch to share their favourite snaps taken across South Tyneside – and there were so many to choose from, we have rounded up just a selection of them for you here.
From the beach to the park, enjoy these beautiful views in our reader picture special.
Thank you again to everyone who contributed; we will use as many pictures as we can in the coming weeks, with credit to the photographer.