Let’s Be Gay in Whitley Bay

5th January, 2016 | Article By Lesley Tan

‘Let’s Be Gay in Whitley Bay’ is the old advertising slogan for Whitley Bay, but it sounds so wrong now!

Whitley Bay is a beautiful beach resort which was a hive of activity during the 1900s, but these days many people are jetting off to distant shores for their holidays, which makes it a great place to relax, walk on the beaches or sea front, have a drink, have breakfast or lunch in one of the many cafes, or saunter around the lovely shops. There is also St Mary’s Island to explore, a golf course (along the sea front), a caravan site and amusement arcades too!

The Whitley Bay Playhouse has recently been refurbished and many shows are held there. You can visit the stately Delaval Hall with its historic past or maybe you fancy ice-skating? Well, there is even an ice rink where I used to skate when I was young!

The views around the coast are stunning and there are loads of photo opportunities. There is a Whitley Bay Metro station with a loop line to Newcastle and loads of buses pass through the area so access to this lovely town is easy. Whitley Bay is walking distance to Cullercoats village which is walking distance to Tynemouth and to the north, Seaton Sluice and Delaval Hall, that’s if walking is of interest. There are loads of lovely B & B’s to stay in as well.

By Lesley Tan

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