With its outstanding beach stretching from St. Marys Island in the north, to Cullercoats in the south, Whitley Bay is an extremely popular seaside town which appeals to a wide variety of people.
Originally named Whitley, the 'Bay' was added to the name after much confusion with Whitby. The area was first held by the Prior of Tynemouth, Whitley came into the Crowns ownership after the dissolution of the monasteries until 1539 when the Crown granted ownership to the Percy family. The main sources of employment in the area were farming, coal and ironstone mining, limestone quarrying and lime burning.
Whitley Bay is popular for its local shops and cafes as well as its thriving night life. With a range of excellent Primary, middle and high schools in the area Whitley Bay is sought after by both families looking for the best education for their children, and young couples looking to 'settle down'.
Being situated approx. 10 miles from Newcastle upon Tyne the area benefits from a village-like atmosphere without being remote making it perfect for professionals who don't want to live in the city centre.
There are many different styles of properties in Whitley Bay and the surrounding areas, from large Victorian terraces to Tyneside flats meaning there is literally something for everyone. After recently undergoing a multi-million pound regeneration, the centrepieces of which are The Spanish City a stunning Grade II listed building, and the Whitley Bay Playhouse, this lovely coastal town has once again become the holiday destination of choice in the North East.
There are many 'suburbs' of Whitley Bay, each of which has its own personality; from Monkseaton offering quiet town life set back slightly from the coast to Cullercoats with staggering sea views. Seaton Delaval is popular and particularly well-known for the famous 'Delaval Ices' where some of the UKs best ice cream can be found. Seaton Sluice has direct access to beach walks, and Shiremoor an up-and-coming area of Whitley Bay bringing affordable housing to a desirable postcode. And finally Tynemouth, where some of the area’s most expensive properties can be found, it epitomises the idyllic coastal village lifestyle of the area.
Our Whitley Bay branch can be found on the thriving road of Park View.