Cullercoats Bay

Cullercoats is a sandy bay enclosed by small piers:

The village has been popular with generations of visitors with its secluded bay the highlight. The beach has a Seaside Award and is ideal for bathing. The south of the bay is used as a launch site for recreational crafts. Cullercoats had a thriving fishing industry in the 1800s and small fishing boats – cobles – can still be seen in and around the bay today. Dove Marine Laboratory, on the bay itself, is an important research centre for Newcastle University’s School of Marine Science.

Cullercoats Bay

Lifeboat Station

The Victorian RNLI Lifeboat Station is still active today. At the top of the north bank is Cullercoats Watch House. In the 19th Century Cullercoats developed a reputation as a popular artists’ colony with the everyday lives of the fishing folk often used as subjects.

The Watch House

A Seagull or Two

10 Comments CherryPie on Oct 23rd 2018

10 Responses to “Cullercoats”

  1. Ginnie says:

    Totally my kind of place to see, Cherry!

    • CherryPie says:

      This is the day we met up with JD, it was his choice of location. Prior to this visit we had only driven through the town and not stopped!

  2. Astrid says:

    I love little towns like that, Cherry. I can smell the salt water…

  3. You don’t often come across a Victorian lifeboat station these days!
    This place reminded me a little bit of Scarborough :)
    I think Scarborough is more beautiful though, how can you beat that when you can have an ancient castle by the pier overlooking the whole bay?!

    Unfortunately, didn’t have enough time to visit Whitby while I was there.
    Maybe next time? ;)

  4. Shabana says:

    What serene and beautiful village beside the ocean dear Cherie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    LOVED IT ,

    found the details very interesting either

    very appealing indeed for vacation visit

  5. What a beautiful place! :)