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.

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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 location by the sea

Old Hartley site is small but beautifully sited on the cliff above the beach. Each pitch on site gets a lovely view of the sea and St Mary's lighthouse. There are cliff top paths in both directions and lovely beaches to explore within minutes from the site. Grass got a bit muddy after a lot of rain but managed to get off OK on departure.
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A Great site in great location

We visit this site regularly so are very familiar. It is a great location with fantastic views from almost every pitch. If you are not familiar read up about site before visiting. Entrance is from direction of Deleval Arms Pub on a roundabout at Old Hartley. There is quite a steep slope throughout. Pitches are gravel patches surrounded by grass they are quite small but adequate. Best to park up and have a quick look at available pitches. You will need chocks for most of them. Site is quite exposed to wind being so close to Sea. On our last visit unusually due to the amount of rain the grass areas for access to and from pitches were badly churned up and care was needed when driving over the grass especially if going up the way. You can walk to Whitley Bay via coastal Path. Bus route is great as stated with buses every 15 mins going to Whitley Bay and Newcastle running till late at night. Great chip shop and cafe at Seaton Sluice along with 3 Pubs. Metro connections available from Whitley Bay town centre. Very popular so need to book in advance. Cycle paths great as well in both directions. St Marys Island Lighthouse is accessible at low tide so check times before proceeding. Spanish city in Whitley Bay great venue recently renovated.
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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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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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