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Whitley Bay Guide 2008 Archive

Heather, who should be no stranger to regular readers of our local News Guardian, has been a resident of Whitley Bay for many years. Her evident enthusiasm to the cause for improving our town and coastline prompted us to ask her to write this introduction.
Welcome to Whitley Bay, Newcastle's Coast...
by Heather Carr
Whichever way you approach Whitley Bay, be it by sea, by air, or travelling by road, on arrival to the area you are met with a wonderful vista, whether St Mary's Island to the North or Tynemouth Priory and Cullercoats Bay a little way to the South, the leafy nearby village of Monkseaton or the tree-lined Broadway.

This seaside town has seen many changes since the holiday heydays of the 20th Century, but now in 2008 we should see a refurbishment of the iconic Dome building and other areas which were integral to the world famous Spanish City fun park.

Though this fairground is no more, the town is looking forward to the rejuvenation of its sea front area which will complement what has always been the essence of Whitley Bay, the Promenade, the Links, our lovely Blue Flag beach, a good town centre with a splendid mix of specialist shops, and a friendly welcome which will always await you.

Whitley Bay has everything for the visitor and resident alike. Bordered to the East by the North Sea with its ever-changing moods, it is a place for invigorating walks, award-winning ice cream and fish and chips, sea front amusements, bars and party street, good restaurants and the celebrated Whitley Bay Playhouse which is being transformed into a 21st Century theatre, to welcome national stars and shows and be home to the many amateur societies which are central to the ongoing community life of our coastal town.

Families come down to the Whitley Bay coast for its wide open spaces, magnificent views, the nature of the seashore and its beaches, walks, fresh air and relaxation.

It is lovely to live by the sea and we deserve something special from the ongoing, forthcoming regeneration. The many generations of people who have been brought up here, or have moved away and then returned to settle here are a testament to why our town will always be special.

We LOVE Whitley Bay!
 
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