Find The Nearest Beach Cumbria
Planning a trip to Cumbria and looking for the nearest beaches. Cumbria has two big coastal towns, Carlisle and Barrow, that mark the north and south borders. Between these two big towns, Cumbria has smaller Victorian seaside resorts of Seascale, St Bees, Allonby, and Silloth.
- Earnse Bay beach is also known as West Shore beach and 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. Facilities include parking and toilets.
- 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 as windy as our feature picture above. Facilities include parking next to the beach, toilets, often an ice-cream van.
- Although you might have “sands” in the resort name you will not find any. Grange-over-Sands was a popular Victorian and Edwardian resort within Morecambe Bay that lies between the mountains and the sea. The resort has nice gardens, options to eat and a car-free promenade that looks out onto miles of saltmarsh. Note that the saltmarsh should not be accessed as in many places you have quicksands.
- Allonby beach is a beautiful shingle and sand beach. At low tide the beach has a large area of sand that is good for kite-buggying, whilst Allonby Bay is popular with windsurfers. The area is within the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Facilities include car park, toilets and shops.