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St. Bees Beach

St Bees, Cumbria

A mile-long sandy beach with tidal rock pools and rock formations at the foot of St Bees Head. There is a wide promenade and garden and a RSPB reserve nearby.

Beach Type



There are two campsites close-by
A lovely cafe
Toilets and a slipway which provides disabled access


Stroll on the promenade

Nature and Wildlife

Stroll on the promenade which is also the start of the Wainwright 'coast to coast' walk.

Water Quality





No dog restrictions.

Tourist Information

Egremont TIC. CA22 2DW. Phone +44 (0) 1946 820693


Nearest town: St Bees
County: Cumbria
Latitude/Longitude: 54.4898, -3.60725
Postcode: CA27 0ET
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around St Bees, Cumbria at Explore Britain.


The village is signposted from the main A595.

Public Transport

The railway station is within walking distance of the beach.

Nearest Railway Stations

St Bees (Less than a mile away)
Nethertown (Approx. 3 miles away)
Corkickle (Approx. 4 miles away)
Whitehaven (Approx. 4 miles away)
Braystones (Cumbria) (Approx. 4 miles away)

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


Two car parks available a short walk from the beach. A cgarge applies.

Nearby Car Parks

St. Bees Foreshore, St Bees (Long stay).
About 0.1 miles away
St Bees Station, St Bees (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Sea Mill Lane, St Bees (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Chapel Street, Bigrigg (Unknown stay).
About 2.8 miles away
Nethertown Station, Nethertown (Unknown stay).
About 2.9 miles away
Chapel Street, Egremont (Unknown stay).
About 3.3 miles away
Longlands Lake, Cleator (Unknown stay).
About 3.3 miles away
Beck Green, Egremont (Unknown stay).
About 3.3 miles away
Rear Main Street, Cleator (Unknown stay).
About 3.6 miles away
Main Street, Hensingham (Unknown stay).
About 3.6 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in St Bees