The Snook

Although almost 1 million people visit Holy Island annually, there are still areas away from the obvious attractions of the castle, priory and village which remain tranquil and largely ignored. IAN KERR explores a little-known area of Holy Island, the expanse of sand dunes bounded on one side by the road to the village and the other by the North Shore, one of the widest, finest and longest of Northumbrian beaches, stretching 5 miles to Goswick and Cheswick.