Old Hartley Caravan Club Site (REF : OHY)

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.

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.

Great savings on days out

Offers available to Club members

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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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Old hartley

Very pleasant and helpful wardens,very clean facilities,nice and quiet,good views,really good site,we will definitely go back again, thanks Brian and Tracey
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Old Hartley

Another pleasant visit, nice pitch overlooking the sea but the usual slog up to the facilities, however didn't mind too much, it's such a good location! Pleased to see the broken tiles in the showers have been repaired. We had a nice Vietnamese meal at Omni in Whitley Bay, it was very busy early in the evening, luckily we'd booked a table. Also had a trip round Tynemouth, can remember when it was just fishing and shipping, now full of new homes and restaurants, very popular with everyone. Lots do all along this coast.

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mature couple

Wonderful views. Very good public transport. Difficult to get off pitch with caravan after rain - slope and wet grass. Wardens very helpful.
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Recommended by friends, will definitely return

Stayed here late August Bank Holiday Monday for two nights. Cracking views, glorious weather & a lovely warm welcome from the wardens. Was a bit apprehensive, after reading some negative reviews regarding the "Hill", so was pleasantly surprised to find a gentle slope & a lot of relatively flat pitches. Ok, so the gravelled pitches are small & most are accessed over grass but certainly not the worst we've encountered. True, the showers are dated & in need of some tic BUT the wardens ensured they were spotless, as was the pot wash facility. The coastal path runs along the bottom edge of the site, great for dog walking. Overall it's a lovely little site & it's likely to become our "go to short stay" location.
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Lovely site but with problems

We have just returned from Old Hartley after an 11 night stay. The views are absolutely stunning and the site is really nice and quiet. Probably best for adults such as ourselves due to the lack of a play area for children. This was ideal for us as our two have now flown the nest and it was nice to stay on a peaceful site. As others have mentioned there are a few downsides to this site. There is quite a slope on the site but not insurmountable for most people. Our main concerns were the toilet blocks and the pitches themselves. The toilet block was kept nice and clean by the wardens but it is crying out for an upgrade. The shower cubicles themselves are very small and only a contortionist could dry themselves off comfortably. My wife who has hip problems had a really hard time trying to get dry. We were also surprised that the disabled facilities were not unlocked during the time the main block was being cleaned. Now I do take on board the comments from others who say if you don't like the facilities you could use those in your van However at just under £30 for 2 adults per night I would expect better. If we wanted to use the van's facilities all the time we would have chosen a site at half the price that didn't provide a toilet/shower block. Now the pitches, which only have hardstanding where the caravan is situated and are surrounded by grass. We drove straight onto the pitch so that we could have a great view of the bay/lighthouse (as many others do) and had no problem However the same cannot be said when we tried to get off. The gravel is so deep that when I tried to reverse off onto the road the rear wheels of my 4x4 sank almost hub deep into the gravel. Luckily there was a space In front of us where a van had just left and I could get enough traction with the front wheels of the car on the grass to tow off this way. If there hadn't been that space it would have been a trip to the wardens to request their tractor to get us off. So Be Warned. In all fairness when I mentioned this to the warden she did say that the site is due for an upgrade in the future. The sooner the better I say. Please don't let my comments put you off staying at Old Hartley because the peace/quiet, view and easy bus travel makes up for the shortcomings (Number 308 every 15 mins from just round the corner gets you to Newcastle and back for just a £3.80 adult all day saver).
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Telephone:
0191 237 0256

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Please Note: From 23 September for 1 week there will be some minor redevelopment works taking place on site. There may be some noise or disruption during this time.