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Silloth Beach

Silloth, Cumbria

Silloth is a small town on the edge of the Solway Firth. It has an area of docks with extensive sandy beaches, backed by dunes to the south and shingle beaches with groynes and concrete sea defences adjacent to the town.

Beach Type



Local pubs
Cafes and shops in town
There is a promenade and Public Toilets


Windsurfing and sea canoeing

Nature and Wildlife

on the Cumbria Coastal way. Grune point is within walking distance to the north of the town.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

litter bins are provided on the promenade.


No Dog restrictions.

Tourist Information

Silloth TIC 10 Criffel St. Silloth. Nr Wigton. CA7 4BT. Tel: 01697 331944


Nearest town: Silloth
County: Cumbria
Latitude/Longitude: 54.8676, -3.39643
Postcode: CA7 4JH
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Silloth-on-Solway, Cumbria at Explore Britain.


Signposted off the A596 at either Wigton or Aspatria.

Nearest Railway Stations

Aspatria (Approx. 8 miles away)
Annan (Approx. 9 miles away)
Wigton (Approx. 10 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Parking is adjacent to the beach.

Nearby Car Parks

Sea View, Silloth (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Pines, Silloth (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Skinburness Road, Silloth (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Wolsty Banks Nature Reserve, Beck Foot (Unknown stay).
About 2 miles away
Mawbray Banks Nature Reserve, Mawbray (Unknown stay).
About 3.5 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Silloth