Cullercoats To North Shields
8km Cullercoats Tyne And Wear

Cullercoats To North Shields

Cullercoats, Tyne And Wear

A wander from Cullercoats to Tynemouth and North Shields and then back via the coastal route.

Distance - 8km (5 miles)

Ascent - 112m

Duration - Approx 2 hours

Terrain - Pavement all the way there and then if you want you can dip down onto the beach when you reach Tynemouth on the way back.

Parking - Find some parking up the side streets in Cullercoats. View Parking Map

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If you're just looking for a leisurely stroll down the coast, then the route from Cullercoats to North Shields and back is one of my favourites. You also get to tick off loads of places too!

Find yourself somewhere to park and then your starting point is the Adamson Memorial Drinking Fountain and then we just head south towards Tynemouth.

For the outward part of the journey we stick to the roads and then head onto the beach on the way back. First thing we pass on the opposite side of the road is Tynemouth Park and the lake, but we keep hugging to path and head towards Tynemouth.

Peeking over the top of the houses on Percy Gardens you will be able to make out the Lookout Tower. We crossed over for a closer look.

Then it's just a short walk to the Tynemouth Priory And Castle.

Right next to us is also the Tynemouth Clock Tower and from here we head up Tynemouth high street.

At the top of the high street we also find another fabulous place to tick off which is the Queen Victoria Statue and we take a right turn here to head towards North Shields.

Now it's simply following the road all the way into North Shields. If you're completing the Blue Plaque Trail, then you can tick off a few down this road, starting with the First Tynemouth Station.

Then we have the Master Mariners Homes.

Further down the road you will find the Governor's Tree blue plaque.

And right next to this is the blue plaque on the Tynemouth Lodge Hotel.

Cross over the road here and walk down Tanners Bank into North Shields. Head down to the quayside until you see the New Low Light. Head up and see the High Light if you fancy it.

Then from here we start making our way back and head towards Clifford's Fort.

Now head right to the coast past the Fiddlers Green Statue and then via the Old Cycling Buoys.

Then we just follow the promenade all the way back to Tynemouth. Look over the water and you will spy the Herd Groyne lighthouse.

Then we just follow the promenade all the way back to Tynemouth. As we near we take a little detour up to see the Collingwood Monument.

And then just behind this is the Tynemouth Watch House and another blue plaque.

Now it's back towards the priory and we head down the steps onto the King Edward's Bay beach. If you don't fancy getting sand in your shoes, then just stick to the road. Also check out the old swimming pool as you are passing.

Then we back down again onto Longsands. Have a little lookout for the Cullercoats Caves too.

Then just continue along until you reach the Cullercoats Lifeboat Station and Dove Marine.

Then back up to the steps to the fountain and you have reached your starting point. As it was just a short pootle away, we also ventured to the Cullercoats Watch House.

That's a whopping 16 places you can tick off your bucket list within an 8km walk.

Where to Park For Cullercoats To North Shields

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55.035508, 55.035508

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Where To Park For Cullercoats To North Shields?

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Find some parking up the side streets in Cullercoats.

Fabulous Places On This Walk

Discover what fabulous places you will find on this walk - Cullercoats To North Shields.

Tynemouth Priory And Castle
Tynemouth Priory And Castle
Religious Place Tynemouth Tyne And Wear

A combined moated castle and gatehouse with the ruins of a Benedictine priory where early kings of Northumbria were buried.

Cullercoats Lifeboat Station
Cullercoats Lifeboat Station
Building Cullercoats Tyne And Wear

A 19th Century, Grade II listed, Lifeboat Station situated on the beautiful horseshoe bay at Cullercoats.

Cullercoats Caves
Cullercoats Caves
Cave Cullercoats Tyne And Wear

Caves at Cullercoats Bay known locally as Fairies Caves.

Cullercoats Watch House
Cullercoats Watch House
Building Cullercoats Tyne And Wear

A grade two listed iconic building in Cullercoats constructed as a lookout for fishermen.

Master Mariners Homes
Master Mariners Homes
Building North Shields Tyne And Wear

A Grade II listed building in North Shields built in 1893-94 to provide accommodation for retired and needy seafarers and their wives.

High And Low Lights Of North Shields
High And Low Lights Of North Shields
Lighthouse North Shields Tyne And Wear

Decommissioned leading lights in North Shields.

Collingwood Monument
Collingwood Monument
Statue Tynemouth Tyne And Wear

A Grade II* listed monument in Tynemouth, dedicated to Vice Admiral Lord Cuthbert Collingwood. A Napoleonic-era admiral noted for being second-in-command to Admiral Lord Nelson during the Battle of Trafalgar.

Lookout Tower Percy Gardens
Lookout Tower Percy Gardens
Military Tynemouth Tyne And Wear

A six storey lookout tower used to assist gun turrets in both World War 1 and 2.

Tynemouth Watch House
Tynemouth Watch House
Building Tynemouth Tyne And Wear

A museum dedicated to the Volunteer Life Brigade at Tynemouth.

Fiddlers Green Statue
Fiddlers Green Statue
Art North Shields Tyne And Wear

A metal statue by Ray Lonsdale built as a memorial for fishermen lost at sea from North Shields.

Adamson Memorial Drinking Fountain
Adamson Memorial Drinking Fountain
Fountain Cullercoats Tyne And Wear

A 19th century fountain dedicated to Bryan Adamson, a lieutenant of the HMS Wasp that was lost at sea.

River Tyne Old Buoys
River Tyne Old Buoys
Art North Shields Tyne And Wear

Redundant marine buoys that are artfully decorated and now sit on the banks of the River Tyne.

Queen Victoria Statue - Tynemouth
Queen Victoria Statue - Tynemouth
Statue Tynemouth Tyne And Wear

A statue of Queen Victoria by sculptor Alfred Turner in Tynemouth.

Tynemouth Clock Tower
Tynemouth Clock Tower
Tower Tynemouth Tyne And Wear

A Grade II listed Clock Tower and Drinking Fountain in the Venetian Gothic Style.

Clifford's Fort
Clifford's Fort
Military North Shields Tyne And Wear

A defensive gun battery established near the mouth of the Tyne during the Anglo Dutch Wars in the 17th Century and used during various later conflicts.

Dove Marine
Dove Marine
Building Cullercoats Tyne And Wear

A research and teaching laboratory which formed part of the School of Marine Science and Technology at Newcastle University. It is now part of the larger School of Natural and Environmental Sciences.

Contributed by Simon Hawkins

Thanks for checking out this place on the Fabulous North! I do enjoy a wander out in to the countryside trying to find hidden gems that not many people know about. You can't beat a rogue Pele tower up a remote hill or a mysterious stone circle or a stunning waterfall secluded in a forest.

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Simon Hawkins

More Places In Cullercoats

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Cullercoats Caves
Cullercoats Caves
Cave Cullercoats Tyne And Wear

Caves at Cullercoats Bay known locally as Fairies Caves.

Dove Marine
Dove Marine
Building Cullercoats Tyne And Wear

A research and teaching laboratory which formed part of the School of Marine Science and Technology at Newcastle University. It is now part of the larger School of Natural and Environmental Sciences.

Adamson Memorial Drinking Fountain
Adamson Memorial Drinking Fountain
Fountain Cullercoats Tyne And Wear

A 19th century fountain dedicated to Bryan Adamson, a lieutenant of the HMS Wasp that was lost at sea.

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