Nicknamed ‘Bohemia on Sea’, our quaint British seaside town is nowhere near Brighton
RESIDENTS of a quaint seaside town have told their area is nicknamed ‘Bohemia-on-Sea’ – but it’s a long way from Brighton.
The locals of Cullercoats, North Tyneside believe they live in the best place in Britain, with beautiful beaches, stunning views and an artistic vibe.
Brighton is widely regarded as the funkiest destination in Britain – but many believe Cullercoats gets it good bang for the buck.
And Peter Mortimer, who has lived in Cullercoats for almost 50 years, says he couldn’t imagine living anywhere else.
He told Chronicle Live: “I moved here in the mid 70’s and I think there’s just something about living by the sea.
“Originally I had an apartment with some friends and then decided to buy this house because I knew the previous owners.
“Before living here I had only ever lived in cities and more urban areas, but it’s amazing to see the community that has grown here over the years.
“Places like the Crescent Club and the community center have so much to offer that even Damon Albarn performed here a few years ago.
“There’s a strong artistic feel here that I really appreciate. We call it Bohemia by the Sea, and I couldn’t think of a better way to describe the place I’ve called home for so long.”
Another local, Brian Dickson, says the town is also called “Cullerfornia” because it attracts many surfers.
He said: “There’s fantastic food on our doorstep with places like Salt House and a selection of cafes. The place gets rammed in the summer, which shows how attractive it is to visitors.
“Cullercoats is a great place and has good transport links as the tube station is really well located.
“We don’t mind the area at all, and although we’re moving soon, we’ll keep coming back to visit.”
It comes after Britain’s most beautiful beaches were unveiled last month.
Conducted by luxuryhotel.com, the study analyzed Instagram data and beach length to find those with the highest hashtags per meter.
Kynance Cove in Mount’s Bay, Cornwall came in at number one with almost 55,000 hashtags despite being only 200 meters long.
Brighton Beach, although it has had more than 900,000 hashtags, is one of the longest on the list, measuring three miles.
And Cornwall’s Fistral beach also made the top three, popular at the annual Baordmasters festival.