- The Links, Whitley Bay, NE26
Here you'll find a one-and-a-half-mile stretch of golden sand, punctuated by several rocky outcrops, ideal for rock pooling and backed by many leisure amenities. The southern stretch has Blue Flag status while at the northern end is St Mary's Island, a visitor centre and nature reserve.
Our new interactive map
Use our new interactive map to see the next bus, Metro, train and Shields Ferry times from every stop and station in Tyne and Wear and to plan your journey. Bus times are Real-Time where available - which means it's the time the bus is expected to actually leave your stop. Simply click on the map below to start using it. Or find out more here.