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Nice, gentle walk but very windy!!

We had a lovely walk today down to Sunderland point. We walked through the quaint finishing village... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Viki M
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Must Visit.

If you're visiting Sunderland Point then you must make a visit to Sambos Grave. A lovely walk along... read more

Reviewed March 29, 2019
Dave S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely walk today down to Sunderland point. We walked through the quaint finishing village then down the path to where Sambo’s grave is. A very quiet and thought provoking place with wonderful views across the bay. Nice, flat walk, not ideal for...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 29, 2019 via mobile

If you're visiting Sunderland Point then you must make a visit to Sambos Grave. A lovely walk along the shore from Potts Corner. There's a new seawall been built to protect the grave from flooding and also a new bird hide which I believe is...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Dave S
Reviewed January 29, 2019

Here lies Sambo, a poor slave interred in unconsecrated ground in a foreign land. Buried without ceremony on this desolate shore. The grave is still maintained and is a short walk from the small town. The whole area takes us back to the time, before...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed November 3, 2018

We visited on Saturday 3rd November 2018 and the route to the grave is open again. Community work is still progressing to complete the sea defences along the shoreline just prior to the grave, but you can carefully pick your way around the commendable work...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

Lovely place to visit. Had not heard of Sunderland Point before never mind Sambo's grave. The whole area is worth walking at low tide and the actual grave is well maintained and very peaceful. Lots of sea birds around and the whole area very unspoilt.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 27, 2018

We were there last weekend and the grave area are closed for maintenance - we were still able to explore Sunderland point , but if you want to go to Sambos Grave , check out when access will be returned before travelling

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Michael T
Reviewed June 18, 2018

A remote corner of Lancashire that is only accessible at low tide. You will be surprised by the windswept and unusual location.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 2, 2018

The grave of a poor black, out on the desolate English coast. I am Chinese myself, and find Britians willingness to explore the darker side of it's past to be moving and thoughtful. Not the best place to bring a date, but a nice walk...More

Date of experience: April 2018
4  Thank Andrew-Li-Suitor
Reviewed February 22, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I make the trek to the grave from our hotel in Lancaster. We had to walk over the part where the tide comes in. Make sure you plan ahead as the road will be submerged if you come at the wrong time....More

Date of experience: February 2018
5  Thank keljay68
Reviewed December 16, 2017

Nice place for a walk in the wilds! Also quite thought provoking as it is local history, nice beach and dog walking area

Date of experience: September 2017
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Response from Ubababe | Reviewed this property |
From Lancaster head to Morecambe which is the nearest town, past a village called Heysham, throught Middleton till you get to a place called Overton, then head for the tidal road, please check tide times, then when you get... More
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Its at Sunderland point, just outside of Lancaster, on the coast. About a 10min drive after passing Asda!
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Story was he was a cabin boy from the west indies, i do not know his age.
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