Whitley Bay titled Best Place to Live in the Northeast
As per the ‘The Sunday Times Best Places to Live 2023: North and Northeast’ report, Whitley Bay has been titled as the best place to live in the Northeast.
Whitley Bay used to be less known compared to its neighbour, Tynemouth. However, Whitley Bay has transformed into an attractive spot with its own unique charm and easy access to Newcastle. Both tourists and locals are drawn in by Whitley Bay’s stunning coastline, that features the iconic lighthouse.
The growth and transformation of Park View is a key piece of Whitley Bay’s evolution. On Park View, there is an array of restaurants and cafes that cater to different tastes. There are bakeries filling the air with the scent of fresh bread and pastries. You’ll also find stylish brunch spots offering both familiar and innovative flavours.
Importantly, Park View’s revival doesn’t forget its historical roots. Alongside the modern venues, traditional stores continue to succeed. For example, the cobbler, antique store, and butcher’s shop.
Throughout Whitley Bay, there is a large range of bars that serve a variety of drinks such as ales from local breweries, skilfully crafted cocktails and local gins. Many of these bars provide a stunning sea view, elevating the entire experience.
Another highlight of Whitley Bay is Spanish City. Built in 1910, this historic establishment has undergone a dramatic renovation and today houses a variety of restaurants, tea rooms, and versatile event spaces.
To achieve the title of the best place to live in the North East, Whitley Bay’s undergone a huge transformation and revival. Previously in the shadow of Tynemouth, Whitley Bay is now its own attractive destination. The revival of Park View highlights this progress, uniting modern stores with historical significance. Whitley Bay has a strong community spirit with its many restaurants and bars offering local brews, social spaces, scenic sea views, and the restored Spanish City as a historic centrepiece. The town is claiming centre stage once again, inviting everyone to participate in creating a future that beautifully combines the finest of old and new.