By the way...I LIVE HERE!...well in a pretty fishing village less than a mile away from the centre!
That said i can only add my thoughts and frustrations about why Whitley Bay has gone so BAD!
But thats not fair this is a travel site not a complaint forum to council,planners,police etc
Yes the coastline is magnificent,the outlying villages picturesque,the choice of accomodation vast,(i would not stay in 90% of them tho)However the short hop to Northumberland and borders might be useful if your passing through?
I would'nt venture into the town at night,it's tatty,rough and run down,poor restuarants and 75% of the nightlife is closed along with many of the shops and B&B's that supported the Stag&Hen parties,some say good ridance others say it kept the town alive!
As a Trip Advisor contributor it pains me to advise people not to visit a town in my area however try Tynemouth 2 miles south down the coast,it's like being in a different Country to the DUMP otherwise known as Whitley Bay!
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