St Bees Beach

The bay at St. Bees is a long stretch of sand split into two.

At the north end, you have St Bees Main Beach which has facilities including parking, toilets, a cafe, a beach shop, a children’s play area and a promenade.

At the south end, you have Seamill Beach which has no facilities other than a small car park.

When the tide is out you can walk the whole stretch of red sand, if the tide is in then you can still move between the two stretches of the beach by using the cliff path.

Dog Friendly Beach?

St Bees Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.
St Bees Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 25 beaches in Cumbria, or check our list of Cumbria Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Place Category: Beaches

St Bees Beach Water Quality

Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
  - Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
  - Good: generally good water quality
  - Sufficient: meets minimum standards
  - Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 7.2℃ to 8.1℃ with wind speed 7.6 m/sec (SSW)
Wednesday, Feb 08cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6.5℃ to 7.2℃ with wind speed 6.9 m/sec (SSW)
Thursday, Feb 09fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.6℃ to 5.2℃ with wind speed 9.1 m/sec (WNW)
Friday, Feb 10cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.5℃ to 5.9℃ with wind speed 4 m/sec (WSW)
Saturday, Feb 11cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7.6℃ to 8.8℃ with wind speed 5.8 m/sec (WSW)
Sunday, Feb 12fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 6.4℃ to 7.4℃ with wind speed 3.6 m/sec (SW)
Monday, Feb 13cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6.3℃ to 6.9℃ with wind speed 6.3 m/sec (S)

Whitehaven weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

St Bees Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to St Bees Beach is at Whitehaven 7.64 km (4.75 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Tue 07 Feb
   High Tide at 00:11 (Height 7.41m)
   Low Tide at 06:34 (Height 1.51m)
   High Tide at 12:23 (Height 7.64m)
   Low Tide at 19:05 (Height 1.36m)
Wed 08 Feb
   High Tide at 00:42 (Height 7.46m)
   Low Tide at 07:05 (Height 1.44m)
   High Tide at 12:55 (Height 7.66m)
   Low Tide at 19:36 (Height 1.34m)
Thu 09 Feb
   High Tide at 01:13 (Height 7.45m)
   Low Tide at 07:37 (Height 1.44m)
   High Tide at 13:25 (Height 7.61m)
   Low Tide at 20:07 (Height 1.39m)
Fri 10 Feb
   High Tide at 01:45 (Height 7.36m)
   Low Tide at 08:10 (Height 1.52m)
   High Tide at 13:55 (Height 7.51m)
   Low Tide at 20:39 (Height 1.52m)
Sat 11 Feb
   High Tide at 02:18 (Height 7.22m)
   Low Tide at 08:43 (Height 1.68m)
   High Tide at 14:27 (Height 7.36m)
   Low Tide at 21:10 (Height 1.70m)
Sun 12 Feb
   High Tide at 02:53 (Height 7.03m)
   Low Tide at 09:19 (Height 1.88m)
   High Tide at 15:05 (Height 7.16m)
   Low Tide at 21:46 (Height 1.93m)
Mon 13 Feb
   High Tide at 03:36 (Height 6.79m)
   Low Tide at 09:59 (Height 2.11m)
   High Tide at 15:53 (Height 6.87m)
   Low Tide at 22:32 (Height 2.17m)

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