Whitley Bay travel guide

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You're Going to Love Whitley Bay

With a population of 38.055, Whitley Bay is a must-see destination in England, United Kingdom. Whitley Bay deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

Activities & attractions in Whitley Bay

Where to Eat in Whitley Bay

If you’re looking for affordable options, Zamorins (179-183 Park View) and Caboose - Whitley Bay (17 East Parade) are great picks.

When to visit Whitley Bay

Whitley Bay in July
Estimated hotel price
£44
1 night at 3-star hotel
Whitley Bay in July
Estimated hotel price
£44
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Whitley Bay

Plane

When flying to Whitley Bay, you’ll arrive at Newcastle Airport (UK) (NCL), which is located 15 km from the city centre. Airlines that fly from the United Kingdom to Whitley Bay include American Airlines, British Airways and Cathay Pacific. The shortest domestic flight to Whitley Bay departs from Belfast and takes around 50m.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Whitley Bay, followed by Cross Country. The train journey from Whitley Bay to London takes 2h 48m and costs around £53 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Manchester, expect to pay about £45 for a 2h 53m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Whitley Bay is to pick up a car hire from Manchester, which is about 181 km from Whitley Bay. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in Manchester.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Whitley Bay, including FlixBus, National Express and Megabus. From Edinburgh, the bus ride to Whitley Bay takes 249 km and will cost you around £17. From Manchester, the ticket costs about £14 for a journey of 362 km.

Plane

When flying to Whitley Bay, you’ll arrive at Newcastle Airport (UK) (NCL), which is located 15 km from the city centre. Airlines that fly from the United Kingdom to Whitley Bay include American Airlines, British Airways and Cathay Pacific. The shortest domestic flight to Whitley Bay departs from Belfast and takes around 50m.

Train

AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Whitley Bay, followed by Cross Country. The train journey from Whitley Bay to London takes 2h 48m and costs around £53 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Manchester, expect to pay about £45 for a 2h 53m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Whitley Bay is to pick up a car hire from Manchester, which is about 181 km from Whitley Bay. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in Manchester.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Whitley Bay, including FlixBus, National Express and Megabus. From Edinburgh, the bus ride to Whitley Bay takes 249 km and will cost you around £17. From Manchester, the ticket costs about £14 for a journey of 362 km.

Airlines serving Whitley Bay

Lufthansa
Good (4,690 reviews)
KLM
Good (848 reviews)
SWISS
Good (945 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,560 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,612 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,293 reviews)
Air France
Good (981 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (487 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,596 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,950 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,122 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,454 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,894 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (229 reviews)
Finnair
Good (868 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (924 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,180 reviews)
LOT
Good (685 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (820 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (834 reviews)
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Where to stay in popular areas of Whitley Bay

Most booked hotels in Whitley Bay

The Old Rectory
3 stars
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
£53+
The Little Haven Hotel
3 stars
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
£100+
The Waterford Arms
4 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
£69+
Dunes Hotel
2 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
£35+
The Grotto
3 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
£84+
The Pines Guest House
3 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
£51+

Hiring a car in Whitley Bay

Hiring a car in Whitley Bay costs £18 per day, on average, or £36 if you want to hire it for 2 days.

It’s generally cheaper to hire your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 102% cheaper than airport locations in Whitley Bay.

Expect to pay £1.48 per litre in Whitley Bay (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £17.65 and £23.53. The most frequently booked car type in Whitley Bay is Compact (Volkswagen Golf or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini car hire (Smart Fortwo or similar) is, on average, 77% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Hiring a car in Whitley Bay costs £18 per day, on average, or £36 if you want to hire it for 2 days.

It’s generally cheaper to hire your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 102% cheaper than airport locations in Whitley Bay.

Expect to pay £1.48 per litre in Whitley Bay (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £17.65 and £23.53. The most frequently booked car type in Whitley Bay is Compact (Volkswagen Golf or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini car hire (Smart Fortwo or similar) is, on average, 77% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.