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Crab & Compass : Whitley Whale Coastal Trail

  • Whitley Bay
  • Outdoor
  • Ages 4-8
  • Beaches, Tourist Attractions

Attraction Information

Wanting to take the kids out and get exploring? Take your little ones on a self guided tour with Crab and Compass, perfect for those wanting to create some ‘whaley’ good family memories.  

Solve all the exciting puzzles and clues as you explore Whitleys beautiful coastline on this thrilling treasure hunt, all with the help of some friendly sea creatures, including Coral the Crab and Dale the Whale. Plus you’ll get to ‘sea’ all the best sights Whitley has to offer, including the promenade and the picturesque lighthouse, and of course no seaside adventure is complete until you've rolled up your trousers and gone for a dip in the sea - even if it’s freezing!

Once you’ve completed your seaside walk, don’t forget about the collectable Dale the Whale badge, Fingers crossed for sunny weather because there’s always the chance for ice cream, but be careful, seagulls may just swoop in and steal some!

  • Seaside adventures 
  • Memento badge at the end 
  • Self guided trail, so you can go at your pace 

Opening hours

The trails are self guided - they can be purchased from the website any day, for you to enjoy anytime.


General Admission
£11.99 per Trail, with 1 free collectable pin badge
Add an extra collectable pin badge for £1.50 

Travel & Contact Information


Park Road Car Park, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, NE26 1LT, England

Phone number



Click here to visit Crab & Compass : Whitley Whale Coastal Trail's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

Yes, Crab & Compass : Whitley Whale Coastal Trail is wheelchair friendly.

Yes, Crab & Compass : Whitley Whale Coastal Trail have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Dogs are welcome

Additional Info

Additional information


From wellington boots and raincoat to flip flops and sun hat. Dress for the weather!

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