Old Hartley Club Campsite

Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear, NE26 4RL

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Motorhomes

Why stay here ...

Old Hartley Club Campsite 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 Campsite - 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 the huge range of free pre-mapped walks and hikes near our campsites at Outdooractive's website. You can download the free Outdooractive app and member's can save €10 on an Outdooractive Pro or Pro+ annual subscription.

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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Fantastic Site!!

Old Hartley Club Campsite
We have just returned from having a week's stay at this small and wonderfully situated caravan site. We had wonderful summer weather. From the site we walked the coastal path along to Tynemouth and back. On another day we walked the other direction to Blyth. Just outside the pub there is a pub with a beer garden. Food is delicious and only a short walk back to the caravan. We watched three dolphins leaping in the sea near St Mary's lighthouse while eating our breakfast. Really glad we had our binoculars. Another interesting walk was across to the lighthouse where we were able to see some seals quite close up. Now let me address the problems some earlier reviewers seem to be annoyed with: 1) There are no awning as the site can be quite windy due to its position. In the passed, awnings have blown over and damaged caravans. 2) No windbreaks are allowed for the same reason as above. 3) The arrival time is 1.00 pm not 12.45 or 12.50. The Wardens have had complaints from neighbours where caravans are lined up outside of their windows. The Wardens ask anyone to go away and come back when the gate is open at 1.00 pm. Perhaps if you read this you will understand why they have rules in place. So instead of complaining that the Wardens are "jobs worth" "difficult" or any other descriptive names just think these rules are in place to suit everyone on site and you should be happy to follow these rules and not make the Wardens jobs any more difficult. I am grateful they do this job!!

JC01

Reviewed on 21/06/2022 19:57

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Old Hartley Club Campsite
Fantastic site, what a view, and as with most club sites facilities nice and clean. Our only gripe was the wardens. 1. We put up a wind break, and were told that it could not stay up overnight, despite the fact that whilst we were there a neighbours was out for days? 2. Electricians turned up to fix a bollard (not ours), our power was turned off (on 3 separate occasions!) with absolutely no warning. Also whilst grass cutting, again electricity was just unplugged. I would imagine in certain circumstances this could cause issues with vans electric circuits. Surely just a knock on the door out of courtesy would help.

Skeggos

Reviewed on 07/06/2022 08:26

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Small sloping and quirky but on cliff top with marvellous views

Old Hartley Club Campsite
Site small sloping quirky but on cliff top with marvellous views of St Mary's lighthouse £70.60 for 2 nights. No awnings - pitches closer but maybe because of winds on cliff top site. Also the gravel stopped short of the roadways so you had to cross dewy and slightly muddy grass to get to the vans which brought much dirt in even in fine weather. Good facilities.

Kevin Blackburn

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Reviewed on 21/05/2022 17:56

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Fabulous Visit 9/5/22

Old Hartley Club Campsite
We arrived just after 2pm on Monday 9th May. There wasn't a queue. We were met at the entry by a very friendly chap who asked for our CMC card then told us to go and choose a pitch then come back to reception to register and pay. We were lucky to get our favourite pitch (9) as its side on to the view which suits our motorhome perfectly.. Its actually quite a flat pitch too (although we still use our levellers). I went back to reception as requested and sorted out the payment. We had a lovely four days. We walked miles as besides walking into Whitley Bay, you can also follow a local trail upstream through woodland from Seaton Sluice. We were lucky enough to spot a large pod of dolphins . I have come home with the key … I had a phone call from the site but by that time we were in West Yorks. Im such a dippy and apologised. We didnt actually use the loos/showers as we use our own a d I simply forgot all about them. The lady who phoned was so nice and I promised to post them straight back. So ..we have had absolutely no problems with the wardens. We found them to be very friendly, ( and understanding!) Dont let it put you off at all. The site is just amazing.

Janine Morris

Reviewed on 13/05/2022 21:55

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Old Hartley Club Campsite
Beautiful stunning views. Lovely pitches. Great location. Clean site. Picky unfriendly wardens. Check in the worst I have ever seen. The system of arriving needs looking at. If the neighbourhood dislike people arriving and queuing let people in and take a pitch. I have never seen anything like it a queue is a queue but the wardens allow people to run in and stand on a pitch and claim it out of order of the queue which is a little unfair. I’ve never seen anything like it. Allocate a pitch on arrival but stop this ridiculous check in.

sarabb123

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Reviewed on 10/05/2022 18:58

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Site contact details

Telephone:
0191 237 0256

Site information

Before you travel

Ahead of your arrival onsite, please check our Before you travel webpage (camc.com/beforeyoutravel) for key information about roadworks or diversions and any site works that may be underway.

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!

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