Recommendations when visiting Whitley Bay and nearby.

One our favourite visits is Whitley Bay and easy to access if you don’t drive too, as the metro station is nearby.

This is a family friendly spot with lots of places to visit including leisure, entertainment, overnight stays and places to eat.

These are all places we have visited being recommended on this guide.

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  • Whitley Bay caravan site is always great to stay at, with night-time family entertainment, indoor swimming pool, on-site restaurant and park.

The seafront is a beautiful scenic route with lots of food and entertainment stops along the way from st Mary’s lighthouse along to Tyne-mouth. There is also parks on the seafront too.

Tynemouth Park:

Tynemouth park has plenty for the children to take part in from Adventure Golf to Jungle Wipeout with outdoor soft play area including a baby and toddler zone to the Pirate Quest Maze and traditional Boating Lake.

Tynemouth Castle:

Tynemouth Castle and Priory on the coast of North East England was once one of the largest fortified areas in England.

Overlooking the North Sea and the River Tyne, you can have a walk around the castle and take in the history!, whilst seeing one of the most beautiful views, you could even link this in with a picnic.

Family ticket valid for the entry of 2 Adults and up to 3 Children.

St Marys Lighthouse:

You can visit St Marys lighthouse to have a look inside, it’s now like a mini museum. and also plenty to do on the outside too from Nature Reserve, which is a mix of cliff top grassland, a beach, an area of rock pools to bird watching.

Check out Rockpool School for events on the sea front here.


Across from Spanish city, there is an amusements area, great for indoor fun on those rainy days.

  • Waves Swimming Baths: Children pool area with ship, and slides. As-well as on-site cafe and soft-play.
  • Tynemouth Aquarium: There is a wide range of different sea animals you are able to see, as-well as shows throughout the day. You can purchase a family pass.
Fisherman Bay:

HIGHLY RECOMMEND HERE: Fisherman’s Bay is located on the front of the sea front supplying British Classic, Fish and Chips to perfection.

Fisherman’s bay is part of The Dhillon family which started over 25 years ago.

They have an indoor restaurant and also an outdoor terrace, The food is amazing and they also offer a kids menu.

The Queens Head Cullercoast:

HIGHLY RECOMMEND HERE: The Queens head has been overseeing Cullercoats beach for many years.

The Sunday lunch is served between 12pm and 4pm. I would recommend pre-booking via social media, However, they do accept walk-ins when they can cater.

On a Sunday, it is Sunday lunch only – you can choose from 4 meats; beef, pork, turkey and gammon or get a trio of meats at an extra cost. Kids menu also available.

Venetian artisan Gelato:

Venetian Artisan Gelato is just up from the seafront, next to Spanish city and Ice-cream is always a must.

They have plenty of options to choose from here such as Milky-bar, Cheesecake, bubblegum, and much more.

They also sell other sweet treats here too, we had to purchase some rock to take-away.

Pantrinis Fish and Chip:

We have visited Pantrinis for many years now. The food is always delicious. They have indoor seating upstairs, the only problem is no lift for wheelchair or buggy users.

But you can take-out and there is outdoor seating on the street if it’s nice weather.

We came across this offer when visiting – feed a family of 4 for £10.

Beefeater next to Spanish city and premier inn, is also great for Sunday lunch. They also do your typical pub lunch menu, kids meals and have an outdoor terrace for the warmer days.

Spanish City:

Spanish city has lots of food options also from kids free at trenchers available Monday to Friday, 3:00pm – 6pm, excluding all school holidays to Afternoon Tea underneath the iconic dome in their Gallery or in 1910.

Pablo Eggs Go Bao:

HIGHLY RECOMMEND HERE: Pablo Eggs go Bao sell the best breakfast bao bun – they do a vegan and veggie one. And also have a doggy sauce for all you dog parents.

Pre-warning, they are that good, that they get busy and build up a bit of a que even from early hours in the morning.

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