The Beach Guide

Whitley Bay

Whitley Bay - Tyne and Wear
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Whitley Bay is at the southern end of an expanse of golden sand with rocky outcrops that stretches for two miles from St Mary’s Island to Cullercoats. Surfing, mini golf, shops, restaurants and a thriving nightlife in the town.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dog restrictions apply. There is a dog exercise area.

Tyne and Wear dog friendly beaches »


  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Surfing


  • Promenade

Nearest town

Whitley Bay


NE26 1QB

OS grid ref.

NZ 3552 7281

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Blue Flag AwardMarine Conservation Society Recommended

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