In Newcastle, we’re well known for our excellent shopping, buzzing food and nightlife scenes and the history and culture of our wonderful city. When you think of Newcastle, the first image that comes to mind probably isn’t a beachside retreat. However, did you know that the coast near Newcastle Gateshead boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the UK, flanked by the most charming towns and villages? Take an afternoon away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy a staycation near the seaside in Newcastle.
Tynemouth-30 minutes by Metro
Tynemouth is one of the regions most popular seaside resorts with plenty to see and do all year round. Take a short Metro ride from Newcastle to Tynemouth Station over the weekend and visit the famous Tynemouth Market where you can pick up all manner of unique clothes, toys books and so much more. The village has an array of quirky and cute places to eat, drink and shop and the coastline and beaches are a great place to picnic. Catch up on culture with a visit to Tynemouth Priory and Castle or give surfing a go with Tynemouth Surf Co. You’ll find everything on the spectrum between relaxation and adventure in Tynemouth and it’s worth an afternoon trip while you’re in Newcastle.
Whitley Bay-30 minutes by Metro
An up and coming town on the seaside scene, Whitely Bay has a reputation for quaint cafes, quirky pubs &restaurants and a unique independent shopping opportunity for those looking for something a little different. You’ll also find the recently reopened and redeveloped Spanish City, a dining and leisure centre, a miniature version of Blackpool’s Pleasure Beach. The historical features of the centre have been brought back to their former glory and you’ll find an array of eateries ranging from the best fish and chips in Tyneside to a Champagne Bar where the Queen herself would fit right in.
South Shields-27 minutes by Metro
Another popular seaside resort south of the River Tyne is South Shields, known widely as the finishing point of the Great North Run. Visitors will be impressed by the gorgeous sandy beaches, sheer and unbelievable cliff faces and the beautiful bays, ideal for a stroll and an ice cream. Walk along the pier and enjoy the views from the seafront parks, enjoy some of the freshest fish and chips in the UK or time your visit well and enjoy one of the many events that take place in South Shields throughout the year. You can make a day of it with a trip to Ocean Beach Pleasure Park enjoying the amusement rides, stalls and games, indoor laser tag and arcade machines and so much more.
Less than 30-minutes from the city centre lies Newcastle’s quintessential seaside town experience, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea. The beach here is unlike any other with golden sand and unobstructed views across the North Sea, making it popular for both tourists and locals. Just off the promenade is the charming high street, packed with fish and chip shops, places to buy seaside essentials and delicious ice creams. One of the highlights of Newbiggin-by-the-Sea is a beautiful piece of outdoor art called The Couple. The Couple, which depicts a man & woman standing on a platform, can be located 300m out to sea depending on the tide and are silhouetted by a wonderful natural backdrop. It’s a sight to add to your seaside bucket list.
The Best of Both Worlds
If you’d love to explore the coastline but are worried about transport, we’ve got you covered. PREMIER SUITES serviced apartments Newcastle offers guests the best of both worlds: our accommodation in the city a base to stay while exploring the best of Newcastle from shopping & dining to history and culture AND quick & offers easy access to the Newcastle Metro Line so you can explore the coast at your leisure. We’re approximately three minutes’ walk from the metro line from which you can explore Seaside towns like Tynemouth, Whitley Bay and buses and other public transport can connect you to the rest of the coast. After a long day of exploring, retire to PREMIER SUITES Newcastle for an evening of R&R, order your favourite take away and relax in front of the TV.
To book your stay in PREMIER SUITES Newcastle serviced apartments and for access to our best available rates and special offers, visit our official website. We have accommodation options to suit everyone, from solo adventurers to family getaways in Newcastle. Our friendly staff are happy to help with recommendations and directions should you need them. We’re expecting a busy summer so make your booking soon to avoid delay