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

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St Bees Beach Photos

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 12.2℃ to 13.4℃ with wind speed 5.6 m/sec (WNW)
Wednesday, Jul 06
Expect a temp in the range 13.9℃ to 14.2℃ with wind speed 3.7 m/sec (W)
Thursday, Jul 07
Expect a temp in the range 13.4℃ to 13.7℃ with wind speed 5.3 m/sec (NW)
Friday, Jul 08
Expect a temp in the range 13.2℃ to 15℃ with wind speed 4.5 m/sec (NW)
Saturday, Jul 09
Expect a temp in the range 13.4℃ to 14.3℃ with wind speed 3.4 m/sec (NW)
Sunday, Jul 10
Expect a temp in the range 13.3℃ to 15.4℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (NNE)
Monday, Jul 11
Expect a temp in the range 15.3℃ to 16.3℃ with wind speed 3.1 m/sec (SSE)

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

St Bees Beach Tide Times

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