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Places to Visit Near Spanish City

Ideally situated on the Northumbrian Coast, Spanish City is close to some of the region’s most exciting and interesting attractions.

Why not make a whole day out of your trip to Whitley Bay and start off with a breakfast at Valerie's Tearoom, followed by a trip to the arcade for some family fun, Northerly Swell Surf Shop to hire your beach necessities, the beach, Whitley Bay Skate Park and Blue Reef Aquarium? After your day full of adventure, be sure to return to Spanish City to appease the appetite that you've earned, before heading to either Playhouse Theatre for an unstoppable show or St Mary's Lighthouse for a mesmerising sunset.

Take a look at our picks below and plan your memorable trip to Whitley Bay today:

Amusement Centre

T J Leisure is an amusement centre that’s sure to bring fun for the whole family to enjoy. Situated directly opposite the back of Spanish City, the amusement centre has a whole host of arcade games to play. An experience not to be missed while in Whitley Bay, be sure to pop into T J Leisure either pre or post your visit to Spanish City.

Estimated walking time from Spanish City: 1 minute

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Playhouse Theatre

This state of the art venue boasts 638 luxury auditorium seats and is sure to be the hottest ticket in town. With performances ranging from family-friendly pantomimes, musical acts and hilarious comedians, there’s something for everyone. Check out the Spanish City pre and post-theatre deals in the ‘Offers’ section of the Spanish City website.

Estimated walking time from Spanish City: 5 minutes

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Playhouse Theatre

Northerly Swell Surf Shop

Directly opposite the front of Spanish City lies Northerly Swell. Here, you can get stand up paddleboards (available via sales and rentals), surfboards, bike hire, merchandise, surfside accessories – and more… Tap into your adventurous side and visit Northerly Swell today.

Estimated walking time from Spanish City: 2 minutes

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Northerly Swell Surf Shop

Whitley Bay Beach

Winner of both the Seaside Award and Blue Flag Award, a trip to Whitley Bay is simply not complete without a visit to Whitley Bay beach. Its golden sands and blue ocean create the ideal setting for a perfect day out with the entire family. Just a 3-minute walk from Spanish City, Whitley Bay beach is a must for your itinerary.

Estimated walking time from Spanish City: 3 minutes

Whitley Bay Beach

Whitley Bay Skate Park

Whitley Bay outdoor skatepark is a large concrete park that can be found right next to the beach, just a stone’s throw away from Spanish City. With endless lines, smooth surfaces and stunning views of the ocean, the park is a fantastic area for skaters of all levels, especially transitions skaters.

Estimated walking time from Spanish City: 10 minutes

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Beach Access North East

Just along the beach from Spanish City lies Beach Access North East. They work tirelessly to promote social inclusion, independence and choice for all disabled and elderly people across the North of England. The charity believes that everyone needs to access the beach and they do everything that they can to make this reality, including the free hire of beach-ready wheelchair equipment.

Estimated walking time from Spanish City: 15 minutes

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St Mary’s Lighthouse

Reached via a short causeway in between the tides, St. Mary’s Lighthouse has some of the most spectacular views of the North East coast. Climb the 137 steps to the top of the lighthouse for mesmerising views of sunrises, sunsets and seals playing in the sea. If you cannot manage the steps, a video facility allows you to experience the same views, live and in colour, at ground level. Other exhibits explain the history of the Lighthouse and give an insight into the wildlife of St. Mary’s Nature Reserve.

Estimated walking time from Spanish City: 39 minutes

Estimated driving time from Spanish City: 9 minutes

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Blue Reef Aquarium

The underwater world is a fascinating place, home to tens of thousands of creatures. Wander through the aquarium to meet species from all over the world including the tropical waters of the Caribbean and the UK’s own native shores.

Estimated walking time from Spanish City: 35 minutes

Estimated driving time from Spanish City: 6 minutes

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Tynemouth Priory

With a 2000-year history and beautiful views, Tynemouth Castle and Priory is the perfect location for a family fun day out. Once one of the largest fortified areas in England the duo now play host to special historical events and music concerts.

Estimated walking time from Spanish City: 49 minutes

Estimated driving time from Spanish City: 9 minutes

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Visit the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, also known simply as Holy Island, to enjoy exploring the rugged landscape, beautiful Priory, lighthouses or to sample delicious Lindisfarne Oysters, the latter is also available right here at Spanish City!

Estimated driving time from Spanish City: 1 hr 21 minutes

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