Whitley Bay Caravan park is in Tyne and Wear and is a caravan park overlooking the North Sea and next to the seaside town of Whitley Bay.
I love visiting the sea, there is something relaxing about watching the waves break against the shore. No matter how many times you visit, there is always something different to see.
Sometimes the waves lap gently as children paddle, the sun shining overhead. Other times the waves are restless, beating hard against the shore and splashing up against walls as if they are trying to pull them away.
When you live in Newcastle it is easy to visit the sea side, Whitley Bay is only a short drive and easily accessible by metro. The beaches are usually quiet and the walk along the sea front is lovely, you can easily stop and get ice cream like we did when we went to the Whitley Bay Vintage Bus Rally. At low tide St Mary’s lighthouse is accessible and kids love exploring the rock pools beside it.
Whitley Bay also has a caravan park, a place I have driven past many times but never thought to explore.
Recently I was invited to come and visit Whitley Bay Caravan Park. We were going to look around some of the caravans, explore the park and have lunch in the club house.
I have stayed in caravans before, most recently when we stayed at Haggerston Castle. Caravan parks make for a great holiday; there is always plenty for the kids to do with kids clubs and other activities. This also gives parents some time to themselves to relax.
We started off touring the different caravans that are available for sale on the park. These were lovely inside. They all had two bedrooms, a double and a twin and two more people could be accommodated on the sofa in the living rooms.
They varied in size and the final lodge we saw was massive. It even had a bath in the bathroom and walk in wardrobes in the bedrooms, as well as balcony round the outside for those sunny days. It would be lovely to own a holiday home like this.
We then got shown around the club house and entertainment area. There is an arcade, swimming pool, restaurant and a bar area. Outside is a children’s play area with a good view of the sea. There is also an entertainment area where shows are put on at different times of day. These are aimed at children or grown ups depending on the time. We got a sneak preview of what the shows are like.
Lunch was provided at the club house, to be honest it was difficult to choose from the menu as so much looked nice. I ended up having a chicken and bacon club sandwich which was very tasty. There were a range of drinks available from alcohol to smoothies and slushies which would be a big hit with the kids.
It was a lovely day out and so interesting to see around Whitley Bay Caravan Park. It was also great to meet up with some other bloggers. Before we left we got some great goody bags filled with sweets and treats from Lottie McPhee’s Cupcakes and Made Cafe, which made a nice end to the day.
Having visited Whitley Bay Caravan Park I quite like the idea of staying more locally. As well as the beach Whitley Bay has a lovely town centre and is very close to the Northumberland Coastal Route. It would make an ideal base to explore the heritage Northumberland has to offer.