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Whitley Bay and Tynemouth

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Whitley Bay & Tynemouth is a coastal area on the North banks of the River Tyne. Just 8 miles east of Newcastle the famous destination of Whitley Bay has Great Britain’s seaside resort charm encapsulated in one town. Not too far away there is also Tynemouth, Cullercoats, North Shields and Wallsend. Often referred to as Newcastle's coast this area boasts three blue flag beaches as well a range of cultural attractions. Fantastic family attractions include Tynemouth Aquarium, Stephenson Railway Museum, Wet 'N' Wild water park and Hadrian's Wall; part of the Frontiers of the Roman Empire World Heritage Site. With a great range of accommodation, a wealth of places to eat and drink and easy transport links via the Metro to NewcastleGateshead and Sunderland, North Tyneside is an ideal destination for families looking for relaxing beach activities as well as visitors looking to sample the vibrant night life.

The seaside town of Whitley Bay has been popular with generations of visitors. The iconic St. Mary's Lighthouse; now a visitor centre, stands on its own island and features a nature reserve and wetland habitat. Take a stroll along the promenade or beach and enjoy the salty sea air.

Popular as a party town, Whitley Bay comes alive at weekends and Bank Holidays when the young and young at heart enjoy the nightlife. Intimate restaurants offering good food and good value are easy to find and if busy nightclubs aren't your thing, then friendly pubs are just around the corner.

The majestic Tynemouth Longsands; a golden sandy beach is popular as a place to enjoy the sun, take a relaxing walk or as a place to take part in water sports, especially Tynemouth surfing.

Complementing the award-winning beach is the village where you'll find an interesting mix of antique shops, fashion boutiques, eating places and superb village pubs. Tynemouth is steeped in history and there is no better way to discover that for yourself than by visiting the Priory and Castle which have stood guard over the River Tyne for centuries.

Just minutes away you'll find the well preserved beach cove of Cullercoats where hundreds of families bring their buckets, spades, beach towels and picnics to enjoy a full day relaxing in the sun.

Whilst the sun isn't guaranteed, the peace of mind that comes with an easily accessible and convenient location more than makes up for weather associated with a traditional British summer.

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