Destination guide

Head to the friendly city of Whitley Bay

The area's culture and monuments are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Whitley Bay. This welcoming city is known for its seaside, bars and golfing. Blue Reef Aquarium and Quayside are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in Whitley Bay

Do you want to find top things to see and do in the city? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Whitley Bay a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Blue Reef Aquarium (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Wet 'n' Wild Water Park (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Bedlingtonshire Golf Club (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
  • City of Newcastle Golf Club (6.3 mi / 10.2 km)
  • The Gate (8.3 mi / 13.4 km)
  • Woodhorn Narrow Gauge Railway (8.8 mi / 14.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Whitley Bay

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Whitley Bay is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens (15.2 mi / 24.5 km)
  • Seaton Sluice Beach (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Longsands Beach (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Ridley Park (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)
  • Northumberlandia (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Marsden Rock Bird Reserve (6.9 mi / 11 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Whitley Bay

The nearest airport is in Newcastle (NCL-Newcastle Intl.), located 9.1 mi (14.7 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Whitley Bay?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 318 vacation rentals near Whitley Bay. From 29 Cottages to 106 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Whitley Bay for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Whitley Bay?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Whitley Bay. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Seaton Delaval Hall: 639 vacation rentals
  • Seaton Sluice Beach: 618 vacation rentals
  • Seaton Delaval Arts Centre: 637 vacation rentals
  • St. Mary's Lighthouse: 585 vacation rentals
  • PLAYHOUSE: 523 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Whitley Bay listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Whitley Bay?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 29 Cottages in Whitley Bay. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Whitley Bay include:

  • Houses: 106 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 178 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 29 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Whitley Bay?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 3 vacation rentals with pool available in Whitley Bay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.