Crab & Compass : Whitley Whale Coastal Trail | Day Out With The Kids

Crab & Compass : Whitley Whale Coastal Trail

Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, England

Attraction Information

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Ages: 4-8

Venue type: Outdoor

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 


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


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


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

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

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 

More Information

Pets allowed

Dogs are welcome

Clothing requirements

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