Surrounded by the salt marshes between Lancaster and Morecambe, with views of the Lancashire Hills and Lake District Fells in the distance, this little peninsula feels like a very lonely spot, with spectacular views and a strangely haunting atmosphere. It is only accessible by a single track road at low tide, being surrounded by marshes that flood with the tidal sweep from the River Lune and Morecambe Bay. In the 18th century it was a thriving port, second only to London and Bristol for slave vessels and cotton ships, but its importance declined as nearby ports such as Lancaster began to open up. There is a fine Gatepier and a number of graceful Georgian buildings along the front, and on the other side of this isolated spit of land is Sambo’s grave, said to be the last resting place of a young black slave who died in 1736. There is a memorial plaque, and often little stones and flowers left by local children decorate the grave.
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