The picturesque conservation village of Cullercoats nestles between
Tynemouth and Whitley Bay. It overlooks the delightful natural
harbour of Cullercoats Bay, a Blue Flag award-winning beach, great
for those looking for a quiet stroll next to nature. Cullercoats has recently been designated a conservations area and artists colony.
Historically the village depended on fishing, and fishing boats still operate out of Cullercoats Bay where this is also an historic lifeboat station and Marine Laboratory.
At the top of the bay stands Cullercoats Watch House, dating back
to 1879. Cullercoats, smaller than Whitley Bay and Tynemouth, is
popular with visitors, many attracted by it's wonderful picturesque bay and quaint ice-cream parlour, kayak and cycle hire -
Cullercoats bike and kayaking - and of course the ever popular fish and chip shop.
... Whitley Bay
Whitley Bay offers a stunning coastline complete with a golden sandy
beach, one of the most painted and photographed seaside resorts in
the UK, St Mary's Lighthouse, and a relaxed coastal atmosphere visitors
come from all over the UK to experience.
plenty of popular bars and other attractions to choose from, and with
a range of quality restaurants offering cuisine from around the world,
Whitley Bay can offer something for everyone.
There are lots of great attractions to be found in Whitley Bay, and
it provides easy access to Tynemouth, Newcastle, Gateshead Metro Centre
and the Northumberland country side. The resort has a unique atmosphere
allowing the visitor to enjoy everything from a simple stroll along
the sea front and sandy beaches to and exciting night life.
Whatever you want from your visit to Whitley Bay, Southcliff holiday
apartments will help turn your visit into a memorable one. We look
forward to seeing you soon.
Tynemouth is just a 20 minute stroll from Southcliff. This is an historic village located at the mouth of the River Tyne on
the North-East coast of England, 6 miles from the centre of the
city of Newcastle. It has stunning beaches permitting
a wide range of water sports, including surfing, sailing, kite surfing,
wind surfing, diving, jetski, sub-aqua, swimming and canoeing. Prominent
on the headland overlooking the river are the Tynemouth Priory and
Castle dating back to the 11th Century. The village itself is now
a conservation area mostly comprised of buildings from the 18th
and 19th century.
Tynemouth Priory stands next to the castle remains and its east
wall is thought of as one of the finest Early English compositions
in the country. Nikolaus Pevsner, the noted authority, includes
it in his hundred best buildings of England. The Priory ruins are
maintained by English Heritage and are open to the public.