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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
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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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Very unpleasant welcome on the day of arrival

Arrived Sunday 25 April, walked onto the site and asked by male member of staff 'what were we doing?', we explained we were looking to see which pitch we would use, to be told we weren't allowed on this site before 1pm and booking in, then told off for being at the site too early (we arrived at 12.45pm- when you can book in from 1pm), were then told off for leaving our caravan parked on a piece of grass outside the site and that 'the council 'will close us down if people keep doing this' . There was another van parked on the grass in front of our van, but these people were not spoken to by the member of staff. The member of staff then continued to berate us in a raised voice. In the end I had to ask this member of staff to calm down. No apology. A very unpleasant experience. Terrible customer service. My wife and I did not like to be spoken to as though were were children.

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Excellent Welcome & Immaculate Site

First visit to Old Hartley and we are delighted. A very warm welcome from Billy and Denise in the office, effortless check in and directed to a free pitch. Facilities available in these difficult Covid times were spotless, a credit to the team. Some pitches do require levelling blocks, but the website does forewarn you so we came prepared, but our pitch didn't need them. We are booked in later in the year and look forward to our return. Don & Ang.

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Hi folks must say its alright members moaning about revamping old hartley i just cant see how it can be achieved without losing some pitches, apart from a much needed water point at bottom of site why spoil an already lovely spot, Sites with this view on the network are rare hope they leave it as is looking forward to 3 more weeks on here this year all the best to fellow members.

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Needs modernising

A great view of the sea and lighthouse. The site is on a slope and even the bottom pitches are sloping and need ramps. Modern pitches for motorhomes are level and some even have block paving. This site needs more gravel or a digger to upgrade the site. The motorhome taps are also on a severe slope. They could easily be moved to the flat tarmac area above so that filling means a full tank and no need to visit each day. Time to modernise? The site has good walks to the north and south and seals can be seen at the lighthouse. Convenient bus stops to reach places to the north and south...

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Nice site and handy for Newcastle as well as nice walks

We were a bit put off when we arrived by some "more than my job's worth" attitude. For example, we were 30 minutes early, so we decided to wait it the virtually empty car park. We were immediately and abruptly moved on - "where would they be if everyone was to park in the carpark, after all?" they may as well have said! I think it was an over zealous but understandable determination to stick to the Covid rules, and the wardens were very friendly from 1.00 onwards (in fact like different people). From then on, it was all great. The view was spectacular and had a great coast walk into Whitley Bay. We had actually gone to meet our son and fiancee in Newcastle (outdoors in the rain) and that was very easily done in one short bus ride. Will go again but we will get our timings right this time. P.S. Top tip, you need to twist to the right when plugging into hook up. I've never seen this before and, being dim, it took me a while to suss it.

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Telephone:
0191 237 0256

Site information

This campsite is now open. Based on the latest Government guidance issued 8 April, we are pleased to be able to open toilets and shared washing and cleaning facilities (excluding showers) operated in line with Government guidelines.

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.