Old Hartley Caravan Club Site
Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear, NE26 4RLView on map
Why stay here ...
Old Hartley Club Site offers one of the best views on the network and is perched on a grassy cliff top overlooking the lighthouse on St Mary's Island. This island is a well-known local nature reserve with an abundant bird population of national importance and lovely walking trails where you can enjoy the unspoilt scenery. The traditional holiday resort of Whitley Bay is within easy reach of the caravan park and boasts a superb sandy beach and indoor leisure pool complex.
The location being one of the perks surrounding our Tyne & Wear caravan sites, you'll be pleased to hear local transport is highly accessible from Old Hartley Club Site - the Metro and regular local buses will take you directly into the heart of Newcastle city centre, popular for the shopping in Eldon Square. A short journey across the River Tyne will take you to Gateshead, where you can discover the many attractions at the Metro Centre, Europe's largest indoor shopping centre which includes restaurants, cinemas and loads of entertainment facilities. The Blue Reef Aquarium is a fun and educational visit for all ages and located just a few miles from the site. For dining, you might like to consider the pub outside the site entrance or the fish and chip shop just a short drive away.
All in all, the caravan site promises all the choices you could wish for in a relaxing holiday destination.
Turn off the A19 about 3 miles N of Tyne Tunnel (toll) at junction with A191 into a road signposted Gosforth, Whitley Bay. Immediately at roundabout turn onto the A186 (signposted Earsden, Whitley Bay). Continue on the A186 and at the sixth roundabout turn onto the A192 (signposted Whitley Bay). Follow tourist signs for St Mary's Island. Turn left onto the A1148 (signposted Sea Front). At the T-junction with A193 at Whitley Bay seafront turn left into road signposted Blyth. Pass Whitley Bay Holiday Park. In 1 mile at the Delaval Arms public house roundabout turn right onto cycle path. In 30 yards fork left past houses into the site entrance.
- NE26 4RL
- Lat 55.076008 / Lon -1.463928
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- Bus stop within 1 mile
- Buses go to: Newcastle, Whitley Bay and Blyth
- Car hire on site
- Daily public Transport within 1 mile
- Nearest park and ride: Newcastle and local destinations
- Nearest port: Newcastle (10 miles)
- Nearest train station: Whitley Bay Metro
- Shop within 1 mile
- Train station within 5 miles
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We stumbled on this site and have now been 2 weekends in a row and extended both times. The facilities are clean and tidy and very well run. Covid precautions give a great sense of control and safety. Some of the pitches aren't great as the site is on a hillside so some require you to use ramps at the highest point but the location has amazing views out to sea and of St Marys lighthouse. The walks are amazing both north and south right along the coastline. The site is nice and quiet so not great for families as the kids have little to do on site but it was great for us as a couple with 2 dogs. The wardens are a credit to CAMC. A lovely friendly couple with a great sense of humour. Great to have such wardens as not all of our experiences with wardens have been as good. Will definitely be back again soon (Covid permitting)
Site contact details
- 0191 237 0256