12 photos that capture the true beauty of Sunderland Point

Sunderland Point Sunset by Monika Chadwick

Sunderland Point Sunset by Monika Chadwick - Credit: Archant

Spectacular views from the most remote part of the county.

Sunderland Point is the tip of the peninsula between the mouth of the River Lune and Morecambe Bay and the name widely used for the nearby coastal village of Sunderland.

Sunderland village takes its name from a land that is sundered from the main and in crossing the causeway at low tide it is possible to gain a real sense of how cut off this little outpost is. The area was developed as an outport for Lancaster in the 18th century and was used as a hub for ships in the cotton and slaves trades.

The latter has left a lasting legacy in the shape of Sambo’s Grave. it is said that Sambo, or Samboo as the name appears, was the servant of a ships captain. He was put ashore here suffering from some illness and thinking himself abandoned, pined away in one of the houses and, refusing all food, soon died. He was buried in unconsecrated ground above the high water mark and some verses were added later on a bronze plaque.

The remote nature of this landscape is another reason people visit this area the coastal walk is a calm and tranquil experience and the views of the bay are spectacular to say the least. The only thing to worry about is not to lose track of time and get caught out by the tide.

For other photo opportunities, you can head north to visit the remote village of St Bees in Cumbria or you can visit Glasson Dock on the other side of the mouth of the Lune.

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