Whitley Bay

Visit Whitley Bay

Blue flag award winning Whitley Bay on the north Tyneside coast is a favourite seaside holiday destination.
The promenade and The Links run alongside the sandy beach the stretches for two miles to St Mary’s Lighthouse with some rocky outcrops.

The water quality is excellent and safe for bathing with RNLI lifeguards on duty during the holiday season.

Every year the beach hosts the annual sandcastle competition which is held in the summer, popular with locals and visitors alike.

This beach is dog friendly with restrictions from May 1 to September 30. Dogs can be walked on the section of the beach north of Panama Gardens.

This beach is …

  • A Blue Flag Beach
  • Great For Families

What to see and do

  • Build A Sandcastle

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Places to stay

  • Holiday Cottage

Holiday accommodation near this beach

Have a great day out by the coast

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Getting To Whitley Bay Beach

Beach Location

Watts Slope Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear NE26 1BQ


There is a carpark close to the beach

Nearest Train

Whitley Bay metro station

Getting to the beach

Map of Whitley Bay

Explore the UK coastline

beautiful beach on South West England coast

What’s On along the Coast

Throughout the year there are a series of events and festivals taking place along the Coast. Find out What’s On from food festivals to cultural and sporting events.

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Get active on the beach

Find the best beaches for water sports. Learn to kitesurfsurf or sail at schools around the UK. Lessons are available to suit all abilities.

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