Cumbria Beaches and Coast

Cumbria lies in North West England and is famous for the Lake District and its areas of outstanding natural beauty. Although famed for the mountains and lakes Cumbria has some excellent beaches and coastline.

One way to explore is the Cumbria Coastal Way (CCW), a long-distance footpath traveling from Cumbria's southern border to just north of the English-Scottish border. It follows some interesting scenery such as the red sandstone cliffs of St. Bees Head.

This is the place that inspires poets and painters, housewives and husbands. It's mountainous, covered in lakes and often rainy but travellers flock there in their thousands to immerse themselves in the beauty of the area and explore the valleys and villages. The Lake District encompasses the Eden Valley, North Pennines, part of the Yorkshire Dales and the Furness Peninsula.

This is the largest national park in the United Kingdom and it's just waiting for you to visit. The deepest lake is Wastwater and the longest, Windermere! Stone circles are prolific and Hadrian's Wall shows just how bad relations used to be between the Scots and the British!

Nearest Beaches in Cumbria

  • Silecroft Beach

    Silecroft beach is a large sand and shingle beach that always have lots of space. The beach is on the edge of the Lake District stretching as far as the eye can see with the main feature being the 600 metres height of Black Combe. Note it is not always read more

  • Bardsea Beach

    Bardsea beach at the seaside village of Bardsea is situated on the Furness Peninsula, standing on the west side of Morecambe Bay. A shingle beach at high tide but at low tide large amount of sand.

  • Allonby Beach

    Allonby beach beautiful shingle and sand beach. Allonby Bay is popular with windsurfers. At low tide the beach is good for kite-buggying. The area is within the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

  • Crosscannonby Beach

    Crosscannonby beach beautiful shingle and sand beach. Allonby Bay is popular with windsurfers. At low tide the beach is good for kite-buggying. The area is within the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

  • Aldingham Beach

    Aldingham beach is a shingle and pebble beach at high tide but at low tide reveals a large area of sand looking. On the east coast of the Furness peninsula with views over Morecambe Bay and backed by the small village of Aldingham.

  • Askam-in-Furness Beach

    Askam-in-Furness beach is on the edge of Duddong sands, the pier is built from slag from the old ironworks. Facilities include toilets, picnic area, parking available next to the beach and more facilities in the town.

  • Whitehaven Beach

    Whitehaven beach is a small pebble and sand beach to the North of the Whitehaven harbour/marina, with the walls to the harbour providing shelter. Whitehaven is a small Georgian town with plenty of character on the coast of Cumbria, which lies between the Cumbria’s two largest towns; Carlisle and Barrow-in-Furnes. read more

  • Earnse Bay Beach

    Earnse Bay also known as West Shore beach is part of the long sandy beach on Walney Island. The beach is backed by grass and a large sand dune system forming a nature reserve to the north. Popular kite surfing and fishing beach.

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