And if a call-out on our Facebook page is anything to go by, the city is very lucky to have so many of its wonderful sights captured on camera.
We recently launched a search for a new cover picture to feature on our Facebook page.
Hundreds of Echo readers got in touch to share their favourite snaps taken in and around the city – 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 all of the beauty Sunderland has to offer 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.