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Whitley Bay Holiday Park ( Parkdean Resorts )
Blythe Road
The Links
Whitley Bay
Tyne and Wear   (Browse area)
NE26 4RR
Tel: 0843 309 2591
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Pitches: 114
Open: 11/02/2022 to 14/11/2022

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 10 Reviews
                8/10 from 10 Reviews

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 No Tents   No Caravans   No Motorhomes   No Campervans 
 No Glamping Units   Statics for Hire   Statics on Sale   No Seasonal Pitches 
 No Electric Hookups   No Hardstandings   No Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   No Showers   No Washing Up Area   No Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 No Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point   Wifi Access 
 Shop On Site   Bar On Site   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway On Site 
 Kids Playground   No TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 No Fishing   No Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool On Site   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   No Golf   No Tennis 
 Beach <1 mile   No Watersports   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport   No Dog Walk 


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Date of Visit: May 2017 Unit:  Static
Reviewer: Rosie61 1 review from this member

 Well just got back form 5 days break and would just like to say a fantastic time was had by all

The most relaxing place NO STRESS! Nothing is to much bother

The best swimming pool and the loveliest life guards who was very friendly to all my grandchildren (9)

All the staff from reception to cleaners were the best if your thinking of going DO IT you wont be disappointed 

Date of Visit: January 2013 Unit:  Other
Reviewer: Webmaster

 Please note that as of 2013 Whitley Bay Holiday Park no longer has any touring or camping pitches. Holiday homes only now. 

Date of Visit: October 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Motley 26 reviews from this member

 My wife was attending a seminar in Gosforth and to save the daily travel we booked into here for 5 nights.

It's a new touring site and we weren't sure what to expect.

On arrival we were handed some leaflets and told to find a pitch. Not always a good start. The weather had been terrible, with high winds and heavy rain. The driest pitch we found was still so waterlogged that we were unable to put the awning up.

Work was going on elsewhere and a dumper truck trundled past our caravan every 20 minutes fron 9 am to 4 pm, the mud and potholes on the road was horrendous.

Our pitch was 10 to 12 mts from the main road to Blythe and traffic was noisy for 24 hours. Our view from the van front window was onto a storage area for statics, has to be the worst view I've had in almost 50 years of touring!

The main area of the site, holiday homes, was quite nice with good landscaping. The clubhouse was not to our liking, but great for kids with rich parents!

The best part of the touring area was the toilets/ showers. These were portaloos and they were immaculate, but credit must go not to park resorts, but to the contractors who maintained them. Not sure if I'm allowed to give them a plug, but it was PHS.

When I tried to complain about the conditions, I was fobbed off in the usual manner, in fact when I gave my pitch number, the girl didn't know my name, the length of time we were staying and she even asked what we had paid! Crazy.

All in all a very disappointing experience, but it has taught me one thing, stick to family owned sites, as park resorts don't seem to worry about customer care and reputation.

I only wish these reviews would accept photos, as I have a horror gallery on my camera! Live and learn. 

Date of Visit: September 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Markeyt 3 reviews from this member

 Just returned from this site 15th September. First time on a Park Resort Site. Booked in and told park any where on touring pitch. Caravans were parked all different ways and some awnings faced each other which I always thought this was not allowed for fire risk and privacy. Toilets consisted of a porta cabin. These were kept clean but not to usual standards as other sites I have visited.

Was noisy one night one of the tourers appeared to be having a party about 15 people attended and seem to be getting out of hand until another camper sorted them out.

Campers all friendly mostly from Newcastle and helped us put the awning up. This site will not be taking tourers from November short of Staic caravan space.

Entertainment area very small compared to Haven sites. Consists swimming pool, bar, small amusement arcade, and shop.

We used the site has a base from which to tour.

Whitley Bay has a long sea front mainly green grassed area and you are not tormented with Amusement Arcades. You can walk for miles. Blyth a few miles down the road and has a good Fish& Chip Restaurant on the sea front. If you like touring I would suggest either a daily or weekly Rover Ticket any Bus to travel Tyne and Wear. Cost us 12. 50 for week and believe me we had our money worth hopping on and off the buses. Visited Beammish about 30 mile away. There is the Metro centre at Gates head. A walked down to the quay Newcastle and the city. We visited Durham and the cathedral, but you will have to pay extra on your Rover Ticket. Visited Berick. All travel by Rover Tickets.

Enjoyable week and would return but would explore other sites. Will try other Park Resorts as to be fair the site is being replaced with statics. 

Date of Visit: July 2012 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Louisechloe 22 reviews from this member

 This site cost us 35 for 2 nights, on arrival we went to reception I gave them my reference number he did not even seem to check my booking, just went and made up a welcome pack and gave us a fob for the gate and told us to park anywhere.

The condition of the touring site is not the best, when you get to the touring the hardstand are oblong with hardcore you have to drive over the grass to get to them, so taking into consideration of the amount of rain we have had over the past few months, quite a few were water logged and the grassy areas were churned up, there are no paved walk ways, so you have to cross through other peoples pitches and across boggy grass to get to the toilets and entertainment area, I know the amount of rain we have had is not park resorts fault, but a few changes of the layout of the pitches and a bit of maintanence to get rid of some of the over grown grass on the pitches would make all of the difference.

The toilet blocks are portacabins, but are very modern and clean, the wash up area is 2 sinks stuck onto the portacabin, not covered. The entertainments complex is far to small for the size of the campsite, very small pool, the play area for the kids is okay.

The surrounding area makes up for the campsite though, the sea front is a 5 min walk from the site, we walked to the waves pool, which the kids enjoyed and then to Spanish city for fish and chips and an Ice cream, which all in all took about 30mins, then we walked back along the beach and then onto St marys lighthouse. I would use this site again, only for the surrounding area, my tip for using this site is get there early so you can get a good pitch that is not bogged out, if the weather has been bad, also when we left I handed over the fob for the barrier and they just said thanks, there was no confirmation that I had even gave it back. 


Date of Visit: June 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Bryoak1958 35 reviews from this member

 Stayed on this site in june as we have friends who live in whitley bay. The site itself was very flat and easy for all drivers to negotiate. The toilets and showers were in cabins but spot on, lots of water and at the right temperature. Swimming baths and clubhouse were included in the price which at 15 per night was not bad (check prices on these sites as they shoot up when the schools are off)

The surrounding area is lovely, if you like walking you can walk down to the beach and along to Whitley bay, stopping at the Briar Dene pub (doggy friendly) on the way back. St Marys lighthouse is worth a look. Walking the other way for a couple of miles you will come to Seaton Sluice where all the boats are docked,worth a look. Will go again thank you 

Date of Visit: April 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Angelmikey 1 review from this member

 Arrived on the site and was told we could choose any pitch as they weren't busy. Found the touring field no problem and chose the pitch near the toilet huts. Was a bit soggy around the grass but the caravan sits on hard standing so it was fine. Had electric hook up and our own water tap on the pitch so was well impressed. The toilets and showers are in portacabins but they are clean and nice and warm. Showers were hot and powerful.

It only takes about half an hour at a steady pace and you can walk to St. Marys lighthouse which we did, and even managed to get up to it as the tide was out. The club house is only small and a bit pricey for alcohol but we didn't really use it as we didn't have children with us so just chilled out in the caravan. There is a play park next to the club house and also a decent sized swimming pool which we would have used daily if the children had of been with us

It rained quite a lot whilst we were there and a few of the pitches near the toilets became rather soggy especially ours. The ones on the bottom seemed to be ok so would probably use one of those next time. The noise from the traffic can be quite loud but it didn't bother us at all.

Overall we had a great relaxing time and will definitely return with the children. Close to Whitley Bay town centre and also Blyth town centre.

When you first enter the reception area to check in with a tourer, make sure you tell them it is a touring check in or you may well be sent down to the clubhouse like I was. Had to walk back to main reception from the club house where the lady on reception realised I was touring and found the correct paperwork. 

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Static
Reviewer: Travel Bug 14 reviews from this member

 We booked a last minute holiday to Whitley Bay. We took our 12 year old and our dog with us, the caravan we booked was a bronze 2 bedroomed. It was an older model but in good condition and it had been cleaned well, beds were made up for you. Ample cooking equipment was supplied We noticed the pilot light on the boiler wasn`t working, so we contacted reception, it was fixed straight away. We didn`t use the facilities this visit because we took the dog and we weren`t allowed in with him, shame they didn`t have an area away from the playground for us to purchase a drink or meal but we did know this before booking. Parking can be a bit of an issue, there is no allocated space for you next to your static, so its a first come first served scenario.

The park is right on the coast next to St Marys lighthouse and Island, you can cross at low tide and the rock pools are great for the kids(and Dads). You can walk into town either on the beach or the links, it takes around 30/40 mins. There is a pub the Brier Dene within 15 walk, they allow kids until 9pm and they do meals. Dogs allowed in the bar area. There is also a bus stop outside the entrance of the park. Whitley bay is a nice town a few amusements, lots of places to eat and some nice shops.

Next to Whitley Bay is Tynemouth a lovely town with a few shops and lots of wine bars and places to eat. There is the Priory and some good beaches here. Next to Tynemouth is North Shields we took the ferry across from here to South Shields.

Whitley Bay are now taking tourers and tents, you have to book direct with the park at the moment 20 mid-week and 25 at weekend. Pitches are all flat with ehu and their own water supply, enough room for an awning and to sit out. Toilets and showers are right next to the pitches and are housed in two portacabins, we had a look and they are brand new and spotless. The only negative I would say is that the area is right next to the road and it is noisy. No problems of parking in this area, room at the side of you and a parking bay along the top of the pitches.

I love Whitley Bay and I will return, might even stay on the touring site next time. 

Date of Visit: March 2008 Unit:  Static
Reviewer: Farley 11 reviews from this member

 We planned a easter weekend at this park whilst visiting my son who lives in the area. The weather was stormy and cold. We arrived at the site and had to wait for keys. We got in our caravan and had no water when it was switched on we had a leak in the hallway. Two hours later the leak was repaired but the floor stayed wet all weekend ( we were told it would be sorted). We were short of duvets and my daughter had to stay elsewhere as she had no bedding after asking several times for one. The clubroom was freezing. We left for home early as we were too cold and uncomfortable in the caravan.

This was such a shame as the site was in a lovely location . The site had just opened, the caravans could have been checked out before people arrived. The weather cant be blamed as I've been in holiday camps in worse weather and no problems. I may go back but in warmer weather so we can sleep without bedding! 

Date of Visit: September 2006 Unit:  Static
Reviewer: Loopieloo 5 reviews from this member

 Third visit this year, and we had a great time. Stayed in a private caravan so wont comment on that. Clubhouse new this year and well kept, very comfortable, smoking area provided, not too many amusements and pool just a nice size for the size of park! food good value for money and drinks not too overpriced. Best thing about this park is the entertainment team, Darren, Steff and Gary - these guys deserve medals as they work hard with the kids and adults alike to make sure everyone has a great holiday. Ivor, Neil and Lorna behind the bar friendly and will put the footy on if you ask nicely. lol. Security ever present without being in your face and intimidating. Unfortunately they don't have touring pitches, this is the only thing that could improve this site! Keep up the good work!

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