Life in Newcastle

Whitley Bay

Many of my Sundays have been spent along the beach at Whitley Bay.  I love walking from the Rendezvous Café up to St. Mary’s Lighthouse and back.  Sometimes I go past the café up to the Spanish City,  a Grade II listed building with a Renaissance-style frontage and a distinctive dome.  Whitley Bay beach is a popular place regularly used by walkers and dog owners. I love seeing all manner and breeds of dogs on my walks.  Closer to St. Mary’s Lighthouse, there are a few memorial benches and this is where I normally take a few moments to sit, look out onto the beach and just savour the wind, waves, the sky, the sand and the sun (sometimes it does come out in England :-)).  This is the closest I come to being peaceful. When I was going through tough times in the past when my sister Karen was diagnosed with breast cancer, the beach was my refuge.

P1020956St Mary’s Lighthouse.  There is a path to the lighthouse which gets submerged during high tide.

Rendezvouz Café, a beautiful 1930’s art deco building. After a nice long walk, I love getting a sausage sandwich and coffee.  There are views out to the sea.  And yes, dogs are welcome here. Visit for more information.



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