North Tyneside’s lively seaside resort Whitley Bay has long been a favourite beach holiday hotspot near Newcastle. Offering fast Metro links to the wider Tyne & Wear region, stay in Whitley Bay guest houses and get the best of both worlds – an idyllic coastal base and a top spot for touring.
The Whitley Bay coastline features best surfing and family friendly beaches towards Tynemouth and distinctive features like St Mary’s Island Lighthouse with visitor centre. Take a tour of the ancient Tynemouth Priory high on the headland overlooking Longsands beach or visit the fun family aquarium. Come rain or shine, there’s attractions for all around Whitley Bay including the Royal Quays Marina, home to a discount shopping outlet and a large indoor waterpark. The marina is widely regarded as one of Northern England’s best!
Premier golf courses also feature in the area and if you push a little west to Wallsend you’ll find the Segedunum Roman Fort – a World Heritage Site, once the great eastern gateway to Hadrian’s Wall. Whether you’re looking for an attractive coastal holiday base near Newcastle or a ferry stopover for nearby North Shields Ferry services, browse accommodation in Whitley Bay online and book now with Iknow.