Fleswick Bay is around 1 hour’s walk from St bees beach car park. Fleswick is a secluded bay protected by the high cliff tops of St Bees Head which is a RSPB Nature Reserve popular for Puffins and Peregrine Falcons.
In the eighteenth century, Fleswick is rumoured to have been a secret drop off location for smugglers from the Irish Sea. Only accessible by sea and a deep gorge, it’s easy to see how pirates and smugglers would use this to transfer contraband onto the English Mainland.
Spectacular views of the Isle of Man look like Neverland on the horizon.
A further 20 minute walk north you will arrive at St Bees Lighthouse. A splendid view point over to Scotland.
Photo Credits: Mick Garratt, Ashley Dace & James T M Towgill