Aldingham beach is a shingle and pebble beach at high tide but at low tide reveals a large area of sand looking. On the east coast of the Furness peninsula Read more [...]
Barrow-in-Furness, commonly known as Barrow, is a town in Cumbria. At the tip of the Furness peninsula, close to the Lake District, on the north-western edge of Morecambe Bay, south of the Duddon Estuary and east of the Irish Sea.
The town is sheltered from the Irish Sea by Walney Island, a 22.5 km (14 mile) long island connected to the mainland by a bridge. Other islands which lie close to Barrow are Piel Island, whose castle protected the harbour, Sheep Island, Roa Island and Foulney Island. Walney Island hosts a number of beaches but as the town sits on a peninsula all 3 sides host some beaches.
Barrow has played a vital role in global ship and submarine construction for over 125 years. Although it is at the end of a peninsula, Barrow is only around 20 minutes from the Lake District, and has been referred to as a "gateway to the lakes" and "where the lakes meets the sea".
Askam-in-Furness beach is on the edge of Duddong sands, the pier is built from slag from the old ironworks. Facilities include toilets, picnic area, parking available next to the beach and more facilities Read more [...]
Piel Castle also known as Fouldry Castle, is located on Piel Island, 1 km off the southern tip of the Furness Peninsula, protecting the deep water harbour of Barrow-in-Furness. A Read more [...]
Bow Bridge, narrow 15th-century stone bridge across Mill Beck carried an old packhorse route to nearby Furness Abbey.
Furness Abbey is now just the remains of the abbey including much of the east end and west tower of the church, the ornately decorated chapter house and the cloister Read more [...]
1864 Lifeboat house constructed on Roa Island.
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 Read more [...]
Biggar Bank beach is on Walney Island, the beach a mixture of smooth pebbles and sand, backed by sand dunes and grass. Facilities include car parking and toilets.
Sandy Gap beach is part of the long sandy beach on Walney Island. Facilities include parking and toilets, although other facilities can be found nearby in Vickerstown.
Roanhead beach is a sandy beach with large areas of sand dunes situated three miles north of Barrow-in-Furness. Strong currents make it unsuitable for swimming but the sand dunes and Read more [...]
Newbiggin beach is a sand and pebble mix with rock pools. The beach sits opposite Morecambe in the large tidal sands of Morecambe bay. Newbiggin beach is a good beach Read more [...]