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. Co-op is 1 mile away.

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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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Fabulous site

Old Hartley Caravan Club Site
Visiting sons in Newcastle, this was an amazing place to stay. Could look at the view all day. We will be back!

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Reviewed on 08/11/2021 15:13

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Great Place

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Spent a couple of nights here with my 12yo son and his mate. It’s a great location with a wonderful view. We walked along the cliff into Whitley Bay and got the bus back - bus stop just up the road - after visiting Tynemouth Castle. The facilities are spotless - hopefully the new wardens next year will maintain the high standard. The Delaval Arms just outside the gate is a superb pub, which every visitor should go to. It’s the sort of family run business that deserves support. The food is very good and the real ales brewed on site are top quality too. We will certainly return

HambletonRam

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Reviewed on 31/10/2021 00:07

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I used the site for a single night stay while visiting my daughter at Newcastle Uni. I was delighted that, having had a stroke, I was able to reserve pitch close to the facilities. The wardens were so helpful in this respect. The position of the site is excellent with views to die for. Important to be aware that levelling ramps are probably needed on most pitches. Highly recommend this site

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Reviewed on 20/10/2021 16:50

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Wardens Denise and Billy are so helpful and friendly which makes our trips so enjoyable. We have returned many times and have always felt at home .

Old Hartley Caravan Club Site
Wardens Denise and Billy are so helpful and friendly which makes our trips so enjoyable. We have returned many times and have always felt at home each time we have come. The beach is lovely and so dog friendly as also are the cafes and bars in Whitley Bay.

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A Northumbrian gem

Old Hartley Caravan Club Site
We love this site, our second time staying here and just as we remember it. Site is kept nice and tidy and the site staff are friendly and helpful. Facilities are all good and I understand that the main block is being upgraded although the current one is good. Great views of St Mary's lighthouse and close to the coastal walks. The site is quite exposed so can get breezy, not the place for an awning or sun canopy. Easy travelling to experience the glorious Northumberland coastline or to visit Newcastle and it's rich history. We'll be back again.

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Reviewed on 28/09/2021 17:10

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Site contact details

Telephone:
0191 237 0256

Site information

Remember, you only pay 12.5% VAT until 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.

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 stay. 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 are now fully open, however in order to continue to protect our staff, we do still require social distancing, and the wearing of face coverings in our reception areas for the time being.