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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

Sandy

Lifeguard service

Yes

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dog restrictions apply. There is a dog exercise area.

Tyne and Wear dog friendly beaches »

Activities

  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Surfing

Facilities

  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Disabled facilities
  • Promenade

Nearest town

Tynemouth

Postcode

NE26 1QB

OS grid ref.

NZ 3552 7281

Water quality

Water quality star rating

Awards

Blue Flag AwardMarine Conservation Society RecommendedQuality Coast Award