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Whitley Bay Beach

Tynemouth, North Tyneside

A long strip of sandy beach with a number of rocky outcrops. There is a busy nightlife which is not suitable for a quiet night out.

Beach Type



Restaurants and bars
There is disabled access and a promenade


Sea kayaking and surfing

Nature and Wildlife

A coastal walk could take you up to st Marys lighthouse past a local nature reserve.

Water Quality





Dog restrictions apply. There is a dog exercise area.

Awards and Recommendations

Blue Flag Beach
Quality Coast Award
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Whitley Bay Tourist Information Centre Tel: 0191 2008535


Nearest town: Tynemouth
County: North Tyneside
Latitude/Longitude: 55.0475, -1.44902
Postcode: NE26 1QB
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around , North Tyneside at Explore Britain.


By car from the A19 onto the A1058 at the Silverlink roundabout. North Shields. Follow the A1058 all the way to Long sands then turn North for about a mile.

Public Transport

Bus No. 306 from Newcastle runs to Tynemouth. There is also a rapid transport system (the metro) which runs from Newcastle Airport and Central Station to Whitley Station. 5 minutes walk from the beach.

Nearest Railway Stations

Cramlington (Approx. 7 miles away)
Heworth (Approx. 8 miles away)
Manors (Approx. 8 miles away)
Newcastle (Approx. 9 miles away)
Sunderland (Approx. 10 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Pay and display parking with disabled places.

Nearby Car Parks

Playhouse, Whitley Bay (Unknown stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Eastbourne Gardens, Whitley Bay (Unknown stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Park Road, Whitley Bay (Short stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Bournemouth Gardens, Whitley Bay (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Park View Shopping Centre, Whitley Bay (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Waves, Whitley Bay (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Dukes Walk, Whitley Bay (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Hawthorn Gardens, Whitley bay (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Churchill Playing Fields, Monkseaton (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Monkseaton Metro, Monkseaton (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Tynemouth