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Whitley Bay

Whitley Bay, town (1991 pop. 36,040), North Tyneside metropolitan district, NE England, on the North Sea. Formerly the urban district of Whitley and Monkseaton, Whitley Bay was chartered as a municipal borough in 1954. It is a coastal resort as well as a residential area for the industrial concentration on the northern bank of the Tyne River.

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