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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Perfect!

What a wonderful site! We stayed here on an overnight on journey north bound. Wish we had know how fantastic the site is and we would have booked for longer. Great views and lovely walks. Site well kept, clean and tidy by delightful wardens. Will definitely visit again!
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Two wonderful nights at Old Hartley

We chose this site as we wanted to be close to Newcastle to visit the city. Unfortunately we only booked for two nights because we were so thrilled with the position and could have spent a week here! We were lucky enough to get a pitch by the sea, although as it is on a slope, the whole site has sea views. The facilities are clean and the "Covid systems" were clear and easy to follow. We will definitely return, and wholeheartedly recommend to others. Super little site.

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This was approximately our fifteenth visit to this site. The location is first class with wonderful sea views. Unfortunately there is a car park situated next to it which is busy late at night, causing us noise disturbance, and if you are pitched at the lower end of the site there is no water/waste/chemical toilet service point. These are the only downsides to this site. We have to say that in these difficult times the Site Managers work extremely hard keeping the site immaculate and always pass the time of day when they see you. The extra workload on them must be extremely tiring and we can only admire their efforts in making the site safe and comfortable for all members. Well done, Site Managers!

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Wonderful views

As always this site doesn't disappoint on the views. Can be windy at times but the views are always there even on bad days and we did have one. Despite what 'alwaysannoyed' has said the toilet block (there is only one) was fine. We never saw a queue, the site was full the whole time we were there. The ladies had 2 arm bands and the gents had 3 arm bands. The facilities were spotless and people did respect the Covid rules. The cycle ride along the cliff top and into Whitley was invigorating due to the windy conditions but as usual not to be missed. Fish and ships from the chip shop at Seaton Sluice are worth the wait (always busy) Have used this site before and will use again. The wardens are friendly and helpful.
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Fabulous Site - Great Location

Great site in a spectacular location, good facilities and staff were extremely welcoming Will definitely be back soon
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Telephone:
0191 237 0256

Site information

This Club campsite is now open and is following social distancing and safety requirements as set out by the UK government. Face coverings are now mandatory when visiting the reception area on site. Our priority is first and foremost the health and safety of our staff, our members, our guests and the local communities.
 
Only pay 5% VAT. A 12.5% reduction on all published prices will be applied to your booking when you arrive and pay for your stay on site.