Tyne and Wear is a small county located on England's north-east coast. Its position on the coast means that Tyne and Wear boasts a number of spectacular beaches, such as Longsands beach in Tynemouth and many small coastal villages. The cities of Newcastle and Sunderland provide extremely vibrant nightlife, boasting a number of pubs, bars and restaurants. These two cities also feature excellent shopping opportunities, especially in Sunderland's Metrocentre. In terms of arts, Newcastle's arena hosts many types of events whilst the BALTIC centre in Gateshead is a contemporary art gallery. The county is also home to museums like the discovery museum, life centre and Hancock museum. Properties for rent in Tyne and Wear include a range of homes in coastal villages, large rural family homes and modern city centre flats.