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.

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 2 beaches at Whitehaven, 25 beaches in Cumbria, or check our list of Cumbria Dog Friendly Beaches.

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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 0.2℃ to 2.9℃ with wind speed 3.2 m/sec (WNW)
Saturday, Dec 10snowshowers_night
Expect a temp in the range 0℃ to 0.9℃ with wind speed 1.8 m/sec (NW)
Sunday, Dec 11fog
Expect a temp in the range -2.5℃ to -2.4℃ with wind speed 2.4 m/sec (ENE)
Monday, Dec 12fog
Expect a temp in the range -1.5℃ to -1.3℃ with wind speed 1.6 m/sec (E)
Tuesday, Dec 13partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range -2.3℃ to -1.4℃ with wind speed 2.5 m/sec (SE)
Wednesday, Dec 14fair_night
Expect a temp in the range -0.6℃ to 0.5℃ with wind speed 7.4 m/sec (N)
Thursday, Dec 15clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range -2.3℃ to 0.8℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (NNE)

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.

Fri 09 Dec
   Low Tide at 05:58 (Height 1.58m)
   High Tide at 11:45 (Height 7.58m)
   Low Tide at 18:25 (Height 1.58m)
Sat 10 Dec
   High Tide at 00:04 (Height 7.43m)
   Low Tide at 06:29 (Height 1.66m)
   High Tide at 12:18 (Height 7.52m)
   Low Tide at 18:58 (Height 1.67m)
Sun 11 Dec
   High Tide at 00:39 (Height 7.28m)
   Low Tide at 07:00 (Height 1.78m)
   High Tide at 12:52 (Height 7.40m)
   Low Tide at 19:32 (Height 1.78m)
Mon 12 Dec
   High Tide at 01:15 (Height 7.10m)
   Low Tide at 07:32 (Height 1.92m)
   High Tide at 13:28 (Height 7.22m)
   Low Tide at 20:06 (Height 1.92m)
Tue 13 Dec
   High Tide at 01:53 (Height 6.88m)
   Low Tide at 08:07 (Height 2.08m)
   High Tide at 14:06 (Height 7.01m)
   Low Tide at 20:44 (Height 2.06m)
Wed 14 Dec
   High Tide at 02:35 (Height 6.63m)
   Low Tide at 08:46 (Height 2.27m)
   High Tide at 14:49 (Height 6.76m)
   Low Tide at 21:29 (Height 2.21m)
Thu 15 Dec
   High Tide at 03:22 (Height 6.37m)
   Low Tide at 09:34 (Height 2.46m)
   High Tide at 15:39 (Height 6.53m)
   Low Tide at 22:20 (Height 2.34m)

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