Situated on the promenade you will find us right beside the Rendezvous and Links Café Opens in a new window, our logo can be seen above our door.
During high season our volunteers often open up to allow for ad hoc visits, show people our equipment or just to have a chat!
If you know you will want to borrow a chair then it is always best to book in advance or ring on the day to check our opening hours as this will vary based on volunteer availability.
A small car park is available directly behind us. This is pay parking but free to blue badge holders. There are two designated disabled parking spaces. The RingGo location code for the car park is 5857.
There is additional parking near the Whitley Bay Playhouse and Spanish City, both around half a mile from our base.
Access to the beach
There is ramp access to the beach directly opposite our HQ. The ramp is quite steep and therefore it is essential that someone is holding onto the chair on the ramp to avoid risk of tipping. The soft sand at the bottom of the ramp is the most difficult to cross, once past this point the sand becomes much easier to wheel on.
At Whitley Bay, we usually have
- Numerous Hippocampes in small, medium and large
- Yellow wheels
- Freedom Trax
- Powered Trekinetic
We also have a standard wheelchair available which is not suitable for the beach but can be used for a stroll along the prom.
Please be aware the equipment available may change as we sometimes move equipment between sites.
There are two cafes next door to us. Both Rendezvous Café and Links Café Opens in a new window have flat/ramp access. They both serve hot and cold food and drinks as well as ice cream and cake!
Toilet facilities are available, with a disabled toilet accessed by a radar key. We hold a key if needed. The nearest Changing Place can be found at Waves Leisure Centre Opens in a new window.
During mid & high season dogs are only allowed on a small stretch of the north end of the beach. For detailed information you can check North Tyneside Council Website Opens in a new window.
About the area
The beautiful beach at Whitley Bay is two miles long. To the North it leads to St Mary’s Lighthouse and the South towards Brown’s Bay and Cullercoats.
The area to the North end is more rocky and may not be suitable for some equipment.
When the tide is high there can be very little sand to make use of, so it’s always advisable to check the tides before you come. You can do this on The Beach Guide website Opens in a new window.