As a North Shields dog walker I am spoilt for choice with places to explore when I’m out on a pack walk with the dogs.
No matter what the time of year there’s always new places to go and that’s especially true during the summer months as we often stay out a little longer just because the weather is nicer and the dogs and I just love being outside.
If I’m dog walking in Cullercoats one of my favourite routes is the walk from Cullercoats Bay to Whitley Bay. The route along the coastline past the recently refurbished Spanish City and back to Cullercoats is always lovely and the views over the North Sea are always changing.
We never take the most direct route so the walk takes roughly an hour so it’s perfect for the walking the Cullercoats dogs – We normally start off near Beverley Terrace and cut in behind Cliff House (the stunning 18th Century house next to the Queens Head). Going this way gets you nearer the sea onto the headland and then the stairs ahead of you take you back up to Norma Crescent which has some stunning views back out over the bay towards Tynemouth.
Once we’re back up to the road level we then head toward the dome but cut down onto the lower promenade sections where possible (there’s a few of these little sections) just to get away from the road noise and enjoy a more peaceful walk towards the dome.
It’s lovely getting to the dome as it’s always busy with people just enjoying being outside in a stunning location. I have to say the refurbishment has exceeded my expectations and hopefully this will help to Whitley Bay back on the map for day trippers and holiday makers.
From the Dome we usually head up to past Playhouse theatre and then back to Cullercoats via Whitley Bay Town Centre. This section cannot compete with the views over the sea but it’s good for the dogs to get used to town centres as well as the quieter sections of the walk. The whole thing usually takes about an hour.
Coastal Dog Walkers
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