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Whitley Bay and Tynemouth - North Tyneside

Tourist Information Centres

North Shields Tourist Information
Royal Quays Outlet Centre
North Shields
NE29 6DW
+44 (0)191 200 5895 (TEL)
+44 (0)191 200 5896 (FAX)

Press Contact

Pete Warne
Tourism Development Manager
North Tyneside Council
Quadrant East
Cobalt Business Park
North Tyneside
NE27 0BY

Trade Contact

As above


Whitley Bay and Tynemouth are 8 miles east of the famous city of Newcastle. Also here are Cullercoats, North Shields and Wallsend - at the end of Hadrian's Wall.

Whitley Bay has a superb beach, great accommodation, excellent theatre entertainment and liva fine choice of restaurants.

There is boutique shopping alongside a majestic Benedictine Priory in the village of Tynemouth. The award-winning Longsands beach is nearby where surfing lessons are a big attraction.

North Shields has an array of real ale pubs and popular events like the Victorian Christmas Market and Proper Food and Drink Festival. Visit the Fish Quay to enjoy fresh fish and chips.

Wallsend is the eastern gateway to the World Heritage Site of Hadrian's Wall, and Segedunum - a major visitor attraction can be found here.

What's on Offer


The coastline is outstanding, with around four miles of sandy Blue Flag beaches. They are used daily for anything from walking to filming Hollywood movies.

The area is ideal for surfing, kayaking, sailing and paddleboarding.

Places to Visit

Blue Reef Aquarium
Lost World Adventure Golf
Pirate Quest Maze
Segedunum Roman Fort & Museum
Stephenson Railway Museum
Waves Leisure Centre
Tynemouth Priory & Castle
Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade
St Mary's Lighthouse
Rising Sun Country Park
Wet 'n' Wild


Jam Jar Cinema
Playhouse Whitley Bay
Tynemouth Priory Theatre
ODEON Cinema
Star Bowl
Whitley Bay Ice Rink
Mini Golf


Royal Quays Outlet Centre offers famous brands at reduced prices, including Gap and Next. There are discounts galore at Boundary Mill too.

There are weekend markets selling antiques and bric-a-brac at Tynemouth Station, and regular farmers markets.

Silverlink Retail Park is a 10 minute drive and features an ODEON cinema and eating places like Nandos and Pizza Hut. Metro Centre is 25 minutes away.

Eating Out

There is an excellent choice of restaurants and bistros for eating out, as well as many bars and traditional pubs to end the evening. Enjoy traditional fish and chips, embrace a range of cuisines or eat ‘al fresco’.

Recreation & Sport

A range of water sports
Royal Quays Marina
4 golf courses
Mini Golf
Several leisure complexes
Ice skating, coastal walks and cycle paths
Power League Soccerdome
Star Bowl
Wet 'n' Wild

Holiday & Activity Centres

Whitley Bay Holiday Park

Conference & Business Facilities

Village (De Vere), Grand Hotel (Tynemouth) and more offer a range of services for conferencing. Smaller groups / meetings can be accommodated in attractions like Segedunum Roman Fort. Call Tourist Information for details.


An excellent selection of inspected accommodation. Contact one of our Tourist Information Centres.

Getting There


The A19 runs through the heart of the Borough. The A1 and A69 offer access from the north and west respectively.


The local Metro train system links from Newcastle Central Station to the coast.


North Shields International Ferry Terminal welcomes passengers from Holland courtesy of DFDS Seaways and various cruise operators.


Newcastle International Airport is around 20 miles away (30 minutes in a taxi). Again, the local train system links to the coast.