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Old Hartley Caravan Club Site

Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear, NE26 4RL

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Motorhomes

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.

Facilities on site ...

  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk from site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Gas
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: fair
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Wi-Fi rating: Silver

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Walking notes:

There are many public footpaths along the cliff top in both directions.

Check out our ViewRanger walk.

Supermarket notes:

The closest are Sainsbury’s and Morrisons in Whitley Bay, about 3 miles from the site. Both are accessible for motorhomes.

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Directions

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.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
NE26 4RL
GPS:
Lat 55.076008 / Lon -1.463928
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OS field ref:
NZ343758
OS map ref:
88
Handbook map ref:
H12

Transport links

  • 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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Great relaxing stay

Old Hartley Caravan Club Site
Stayed at Old Hartley site 12th July for four nights a lovely quiet relaxing stay lots of lovely coastal walks and scenery nice easy bike rides, local co op store only a short walk away, Seaton Sluice and St Mary's Island very close by and a lovely rocky beach at Collywell Bay. The site wardens where helpful and friendly we had great views of St Mary's Island and the sea from our pitch we will definitely be going back again. Our only comment would be to update the shower block other than that perfect stay with great weather.

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Motorhomer

Reviewed on 20/07/2021 20:43

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Stunning Location

Old Hartley Caravan Club Site
1st visit to this site. Managed to get pitch 59 facing the lighthouse, brilliant view. Took some levelling despite looking not bad. Some evening and early noise from adjacent car park, minor. Great bike route, cycled to Tynemouth, about 8 miles each way all safe route mostly off road. Blyth nearer, again great new tracks and a gelato shop! Sun shone was like being abroad...well nearly. Site loo block basic, showers have no curtains or benches, 2 hooks. Still your clothes get washed along with you! Overall fab. Our last night it poured and the wind got up. Think bbqs rolling past. The price of the views from the cliff is very exposed in wind. Book in good weather!

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Reviewed on 02/07/2021 20:38

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Dolphins!

Old Hartley Caravan Club Site
A fantastic site for sea views and walking. St Mary’s lighthouse and causeway are always worth a visit and a walk along the seashore to Whitley Bay is always great. Alerted by a fellow camper we were lucky enough to see a dozen dolphin “ surfing” in front of a passing fishing vessel. We also both thought we saw a couple of killer whales about 150m closer to shore but questioned ourselves , however a “ google” did reveal a pod has been sighted off the Northumberland coast so we are now certain. A lovely, in touch with nature, stay. We cycled on Route 1 up to Amble and return (55miles) but highly recommend.

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Reviewed on 01/07/2021 15:47

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This was our first visit to Old Hartley Caravan site. We had a warm welcome and the staff were very friendly and helpful. We did not have a pitch marker and the lady at reception kindly put a cone on our pitch for us whilst we went to visit our daughter. Our daughter was not allowed on site due to covid but the staff recommended the car park just down the lane which overlooks the sea and is free, we parked our camper and had a cuppa together. There is a very nice walk from the car park to St Mary's Lighthouse, take some binoculars so you can see the seals. The site is lovely and clean and quiet, we had an excellent nights sleep. We have managed to book another weekend in July. 😀

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Reviewed on 10/06/2021 21:03

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Old Hartley Caravan Club Site
Every pitch has a sea view - just what we needed. It was our first visit here, but it certainly won’t be our last. Having had a four hour journey to get to the site, it’s not always possible to time arrival perfectly, and we thought we would arrive a lot later. As it was, we were half an hour early and were politely asked to wait in the nearby public car park for the 30 minutes. The site is VERY sloped, so be warned - you will need levellers. The caretakers are friendly and helpful, but a very small number of site users had us ‘tut-tutting’ at some aspects of human behaviour. Please respect other people’s property - it not acceptable, even in your state of drunkenness to DRAG your heavy chairs, nor step on, the electrical wires belonging to your neighbours as you visit your friends. And why should follow-on visitors and the caretakers be assaulted by the sight of your faecal remains in the toilet? If you know you’re having a bit of trouble at least line the bowl beforehand, ensure EVERYTHiNG is flushed away, and if anything remains, use the toilet brush! Certain aspects of the behaviour of others aside, this is a great site with wonderful views. The facilities are a little dated, but kept well. The location is great with a lovely walk in one direction to St Mary’s lighthouse, and the beaches and harbour of Seaton Sluice in the other.

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Reviewed on 10/06/2021 18:37

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Site contact details

Telephone:
0191 237 0256

Site information

All internal shared facility areas, including toilet and shower blocks, wash up areas, laundry rooms, drying rooms and information rooms will be fully open, however in order to continue to protect our staff, we will still be requiring social distancing, and the wearing of face coverings in our reception areas for the time being.

Remember, you only pay 5% VAT until 30 September 2021, then 12.5% VAT from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022 on Club campsite prices! All you need to do is book your holiday as normal, and the discount will be applied to the appropriate rate when you pay on site.