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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.

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St Bees is a lovely mile-long sandy beach that's great for a family day out and ideal for dog-walking or all kinds of walks. The beach has a Quality Coast Award 2011 and good water quality for paddling, swimming or watersports. The beach is gently sloping and quite sheltered from currents.

The headland walks take you next to the golf course or up St Bees Head to the RSPB nature reserve and Fleswick Bay, and on to Whitehaven. St Bees has a railway station, village shops and a range of pubs, restaurants, hotels and B&B's. There are toilets and showers on the beach, a childrens play park and a large car park. There is disabled access to the promenade. There is also a campsite & caravan park next to the beach.

The village of St Bees has a lot of history - including St Bees Priory and St Bees School, both within walking distance.

Sean Moules, 28 May 2011

Lovely spot, nice for grandparents with grandchildren (like us) and families. Pebbles, sand, rock pools - great cafe with good food and friendly staff. Only place I have been with a large fenced dog area (toilet). Good to see and children can play on swings and grassy areas hopefully without dog poo. A well kept secret of a place. Sssssh!!

Jude & Dave Bush, 28 March 2012

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