Cullercoats - Fish Quay History

Cullercoats

The small village of Cullercoats lies between Whitley Bay and Tynemouth and was founded on the fishing and salt industries. The focal point of the village is the picturesque natural harbour of Cullercoats Bay. Cullercoats is popular with locals and visitors who take a stroll along the seafront and enjoy fish and chips overlooking the bay.

Cullercoats was popular as an artist's colony and the leading American artist Winslow Homer spent some time living and working in Cullercoats in the 1880s. Local scenes hang in some of the most prestigious art galleries across the world.

Opposite St George's Church is a headland called George's Point. At the foot of the headland there used to be an inlet called Smuggler's Cave which became a favourite haunt for smugglers in the 18th Century. Legend has it that the smugglers used a system of signs and signals to communicate with themselves

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