Located on the northeast coast of England, about nine miles from Newcastle, is the quaint seaside town Whitley Bay. Originally known as Whitley, it was often confused with North Yorkshire town Whitby. In addition to Royal Mail nightmares, the final straw was when a body was sent to the wrong funeral home. In the late 19th century, it became Whitley Bay. Stay in one of our hotels near Whitley Bay for a seaside break, a scenic escape and a wander into nearby Newcastle. Grab an obligatory portion of fish and chips to top it all off.

st mary's lighthouse at whitley bay
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Book a hotel near Whitley Bay and make the most of the coastal location. No trip is complete without a walk along the seafront, and keep your eye out for dolphins. Huge schools of them have been seen along this coast. Hello, scuba divers, Brown’s Bay is definitely your spot. Top Tip: Investigate the interesting shipwrecks. You may even see an octopus. Dry off before heading to our Newcastle Seaton Burn Hotel, as it’s a 25-minute drive away. For something different, detour to Seaton Deleval Hall. The original owners were pranksters, so they once fixed all the furniture to the ceiling to create an upside-down room. Explore the gardens and admire the impressive baroque architecture. It’s only seven miles from our Newcastle Seaton Burn Hotel.

Things to do near Whitley bay

Visit the county’s biggest city Newcastle if you fancy swapping the seaside for quayside. Here, you have your pick of the city’s best food and drink. Stay until dusk for a great photo op when the Gateshead Millennium Bridge is swathed in coloured light. Handy Tip: Our Newcastle Central Hotel is less than half a mile’s walk. If you’re not one for the city, make your way to the 400-acre Rising Sun Country Park. You can spend the whole day here visiting the organic farm and trekking around the nature reserve. Afterwards, you can head to our Newcastle Gosforth Hotel 5.5 miles away.