Whitley Bay Tourist Information

Tynemouth Priory

Tynemouth Priory

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.

St Mary's Island Lighthouse & Visitor Centre, Whitley Bay

St Mary’s Island Lighthouse & Visitor Centre, Whitley Bay

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!

Longsands Beach, Tynemouth

Longsands Beach, Tynemouth

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.

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.