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Days Out Attractions & Buildings

Whitley Bay

whitley.jpg Whitley Bay has something of a party reputation with plenty of bars tempting the frolicsome and carefree to jump on a Metro and head for ‘Whitley’ to let their hair down (see Newcastle pubs section for more on these). For those searching for high jinx, a good time is guaranteed. Candyfloss, ice-cream and fruit machines are also very much the order of the day. St. Mary’s Lighthouse attracts many visitors to the town as it is one of the few lighthouses to allow the public full access. The views from the top are pretty impressive too. Surrounding the building is a nature reserve – perfect for soggy ankles and happy kids who will be fascinated by the rock-pool inhabitants. Also worth checking out is the totally rebuilt Whitley Bay Playhouse which has had £8 million splashed out on it and plays host to popular plays, musicals and bands.