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Walney island - West Shore Beach

Barrow in Furness, Cumbria

A long sandy beach backed by an expanse of dunes forming a nature reserve to the north. The far north of the beach is used by naturists.

Beach Type

Sand

Facilities

Toilets

Activities

Walking
Sunbathing

Nature and Wildlife

This forms part of a very long stretch of beach with a nature reserve in the dunes to the north.

Water Quality

Poor

Lifeguard

No

Tourist Information

BARROW-IN-FURNESS TIC. Forum 28. Duke St. LA14 1HU Tel: +44 (0) 1229 894784

Location

Nearest town: Barrow in Furness
County: Cumbria
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1207, -3.27036
Postcode: LA14 3XZ
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Access

Accessed through Barrow-in-Furness. Follow signs for Walney Island. Once on the Island. turn right to North Walney then Earnse point.

Nearest Railway Stations

Barrow-in-Furness (About a mile and a half away)
Roose (Approx. 3 miles away)
Dalton (Cumbria) (Approx. 4 miles away)
Askam (Approx. 6 miles away)
Millom (Approx. 6 miles away)

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

Parking

Parking available

Nearby Car Parks

North Walney National Nature Reserve, North Walney (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Ormsgill Lane, Barrow-in-Furness (Unknown stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Holywood Park Retail & Leisure Complex, Barrow-in-Furness (Unknown stay).
About 1.5 miles away
The Dock Museum - North, North Walney (Unknown stay).
About 1.6 miles away
Whittaker Street, Barrow-in-Furness (Short/Medium/Long stay).
About 1.8 miles away
Barrow Station, Barrow-in-Furness (Unknown stay).
About 1.8 miles away
Cornwallis Street, Barrow-in-Furness (Long stay).
About 1.8 miles away
High Street, Barrow-in-Furness (Short/Medium/Long stay).
About 1.8 miles away
Market Street, Barrow-in-Furness (Short/Medium/Long stay).
About 1.8 miles away
Town Hall Courtyard, Barrow-in-Furness (Unknown stay).
About 1.8 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Barrow in Furness