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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
Plan a route to this site
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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Old Hartley Caravan Club Site
We have stayed at Old Hartley many times and it has never failed to please. The facilities are now showing their age and do require refurbishment but, like the rest of the site, are kept spotlessly clean and tidy, by the hard working managers. The convenient bus stop gives access to many wonderful sights and attractions in this fascinating part of the country. Most of the pitches have a bit of a slope and you have to be careful to chose one that suits your unit,but you can be assured that any pitch will give you fantastic views across the north sea and the majestic Saint Mary's Lighthouse. Whether you walk, cycle or use the bus there is an awful lot to explore. We will be back and soon.

shed boy

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Reviewed on 14/09/2021 09:16

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Spent an eight day stay at Old Hartley wonderful view great coastal walks. Can’t beat this site, would highly recommend this site and the staff. 10/10 can’t wait to book again.

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Reviewed on 10/09/2021 19:27

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Old Hartley Caravan Club Site
This was our first visit to this area and what a lovely place it is , nice walks along the cliff tops to St Mary’s island and lighthouse and a little further into Whitley bay. Everyone we met , both visitors and locals were very friendly and welcoming and the views from the site over the sea are great. We had a lovely time watching the activity on the sea including a cruise liner passing by on Friday night. The pub near the entrance is lovely with a good range of hand pulled local beers and the food looked nice although we didn’t try it. The only thing to be wary of is the approach road which runs in front of local houses and there are signs to ask you to be considerate towards residents whilst queueing. It’s a pity there is one resident who obviously doesn’t like it and was extremely loud mouthed and rude in his request for us to move slightly so he could get to his house. I didn’t react to his foul mouthed attitude, just brushed it off and got on with enjoying our holiday.

andewmaria

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Reviewed on 02/09/2021 17:55

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Just stayed the one night at Old Hartley but will definitely be back. Last minute change of plan and we found ourselves at Old Hartley and really glad we found it. Great views and superb walking. Very close to a couple of pubs that did food and the best fish and chip shop in the area. Really helpful wardens.

Chris Slater

Reviewed on 31/08/2021 14:50

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Absolute must!

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Warmest of welcomes on arrival. Stunning views. Facilities lovely and clean. Great pub near entrance of site with delicious food and micro brewery. Also not over priced. Will definitely be back.

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Reviewed on 22/08/2021 09:07

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Telephone:
0191 237 0256

Site information

With our campsites busier than ever right now, we'd really appreciate your support with a few things to help everyone have a safe and enjoyable summer. Please be mindful of site arrival times (as they do vary), keep children and pets close by and within sight, and ensure you keep your speed below 5mph. Thank you!

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.