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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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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First CAMC site stay

We headed to Old Hartley for our first CAMC site stay and our first significant trip away in our first van. Theresa picked pitch 12 down by the pathway overlooking the sea towards St Mary’s Island. The view was fantastic and the sound of the sea and waves from below was very therapeutic at nighttime. We spoke with three sets of wardens who were all very friendly, helpful and informative. As newbies we were doing some fact checking and they were all only too glad to help and provide assistance. The facilities were cleaned within an inch of their life each day and the Covid-19 measures were clearly explained and signed however one or two did seem to have difficulty implementing them sadly. Nonetheless we both felt safe and as protected as best as we could have been. Would I go back to Old Hartley, without a doubt. However I am unlikely to do so for solely the reason there are so many options for us and we have so much to see, having just come to the wobble box family, that we want to try new places and see new sights. Thank you for an excellent stay, it has confirmed we have been well and truly bitten by this vanning bug. 😆

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Another good stay

As ever, the stay was enjoyable. The facilities were clean and social distancing was maintained even though the site was pretty full. We didn't like the wrist bands for controlling two in the toilet block at any one time as you were inevitably handling something someone else had used. At Fakenham you are asked to clean down all door handles and taps after use, not so here. What I would complain about only applies to the irresponsible dog owners who let their dogs c**p on the grass and don't pick it up. You should be ashamed of yourselves, whoever you were. Disgusting.
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Great Site and Great Wardens

We stumbled on this site and have now been 2 weekends in a row and extended both times. The facilities are clean and tidy and very well run. Covid precautions give a great sense of control and safety. Some of the pitches aren't great as the site is on a hillside so some require you to use ramps at the highest point but the location has amazing views out to sea and of St Marys lighthouse. The walks are amazing both north and south right along the coastline. The site is nice and quiet so not great for families as the kids have little to do on site but it was great for us as a couple with 2 dogs. The wardens are a credit to CAMC. A lovely friendly couple with a great sense of humour. Great to have such wardens as not all of our experiences with wardens have been as good. Will definitely be back again soon (Covid permitting)

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Just spent a week at this site. This has been our fifth visit to the site. The vista is wonderful, with the benefit that you can see the sea from most pitches. We also love the many walks from the site. The walk into Whitley Bay is perhaps our favourite with lunch at Spanish City or the walk to Blyth and fish and chops at Coast liner. The Covid rules worked very well and although the site was busy we never had to queue to use the facilities. The Wardens do an excellent job and are very pleasant and helpful. Wev will most certainly be back.
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0191 237 0256

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<div> <p>Unfortunately this Club campsite will be closed for the remainder of 2020.</p> <p>Why not book now for 2021? Only pay 5% VAT until March 2021. A 12.5% reduction on all published prices will be applied to your booking when you arrive and pay for your stay on site.</p> </div>