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Whitley Bay is a coastal town at the edge of the Tyneside connurbation. It became a seaside resort in the late nineteenth century.
Three stations serve the area.
- 1 Monkseaton Metro Station. Convenient for the North of town, but a little back from the coast.
- 2 Whitley Bay Metro Station.
- 3 Cullercoats Metro Station. Near Cullercoats harbour.
- 1 St Mary's Island. variable, depending on tide times, but no longer than 10:30 - 17:00, generally only at weekends in winter. Small island with a lighthouse which can be accessed at low tide. The lighthouse was built in 1898. The lighthouse and former keepers' cottages are now run as a visitor centre by North Tyneside Council. lighthouse £3.15.
- 2 Beach and Promenade. A long sandy beach. This is down several flights of stairs from the promenade.
- 3 Cullercoats Harbour.
- 1 Whitley Bay Ice Rink. daily 14:00-16:00, 19:00-21:00. Public skating rink which is also home of the Whitley Warriors ice hockey team. Adult 2 hour session £7.50, skate hire £2.50.
- The centre of Whitley Bay around Park Avenue and Whitley Road has an assortment of lower end shops including Home Bargains, B&M, Superdrug, Boots and Peacocks.
- 1 Bay Books Movies & Music, 6 Norham Road. Secondhand books and music.
- 1 The Roxburgh, 4 Roxburgh house, Park Ave, ☏ . Home cooked British food.
- 2 Spanish City. Grade II listed seaside pleasure buildings and grounds built in 1910. After many year of decline and closure in 2000 it was refurbished and reopened in 2018, mainly as a dining venue. mains from £10 in Trenchers.
- 1 The Fire Station, 18 York Road. Wetherspoon's pub in a former fire station, built in 1909 and operational until 1991.
- The Royal Hotel, 13-17 East Parade, ☏ .
- York House Hotel, 106-110 Park Ave, ☏ .
- Hotel 52, 52 South Parade, ☏ , ✉ email@example.com.
As of July 2021, this area has 5G with EE and 4G with the other UK carriers.