Jarrow, Tyne & Wear, United Kingdom
September 1, 2005
Nowadays, it’s largely young children and the elderly who crowd the sands in front of the 19th-century watch house and the lifeboat station, attracted by the cleanliness of the water and the caves at the southern end. Nowhere near as popular as the beaches at Tynemouth, Cullercoats has managed to maintain a village atmosphere; the tiny knot of streets between the slightly shabby metro station and the seafront are nondescript but presentable, and the place is too small to suffer from the wide open sense of decay up the coast in Whitley Bay. All in all, it’s a pleasant stop off on the walk from St Mary’s Lighthouse to Tynemouth Priory. Nothing more, nothing less.
From journal The Sea, The Sea