Whitley Bay Tourist Information

Located along the beautiful North Sea coast, the friendly seaside town of Whitley Bay is accustomed to receiving year round visitors, and is a wonderful choice for a calming seaside vacation. The idyllic village of Tynemouth and the picturesque little fishing village of Cullercoats are also nearby, offering the wonderful opportunity to explore the whole of North Tyneside from a scenic base.

Aside from a stunning coastline and a lovely golden beach, Whitley Bay draws visitors from around the region to its iconic seaside landmark, St. Mary’s Lighthouse. Set on its very own part-time island off the coast, this splendid symbol of shipping traditions gone by is surrounded by a small nature reserve, and is a must-see while in Whitley Bay.

A true seaside holiday resort, Whitley Bay comes complete with activities and facilities for everyone, including the Miniature Golf Pavilion, Whitley Bay Ice Rink, Whitley Bay Leisure Pool and Whitley Lodge Snooker Centre, promising a great time whatever you’re looking to do. One of the largest draws in the town is the modern, newly renovated water leisure park Waves, complete with swimming pools, water slides and even a wave machine!

Whitley Bay is also home to many exciting events, from music festivals to Christmas markets, including the acclaimed Whitley Bay International Jazz Festival, showcasing over thirty bands from around the globe. Other high-quality productions can be seen at the Whitley Bay Playhouse throughout the year, ranging from serious theatre to jovial family entertainment.

Famous around the region for having a vibrant and active nightlife, Whitley Bay is a great place to enjoy a night out over the weekends, with a full array of options ranging from traditional pubs to live music venues.

Interesting fact: In 1963, an up and coming rock band called the Rolling Stones played at the popular Club A Go-Go in Whitley Bay.

Things to see and do around Whitley Bay:

Miniature Golf Pavilion
St Mary’s Lighthouse
Whitley Bay Ice Rink
Whitley Bay International Jazz Festival
Whitley Bay Leisure Pool
Whitley Bay Playhouse
Whitley Lodge Snooker Centre