A large sandy beach that has been a popular holiday resort since the victorian times. It is known for its famous St Bees Head, a protruding cliff face that has beautiful walks along the unspoilt 300ft cliffs that are a wildlife haven, enjoy views over the solway towards Scotland and The Isle Of Man. Explore rock pools and the old natural swimming pool that would fill with the coming of the tide.
Visit the remote Fleswick Bay (it has its own page on this site) once used by smugglers, and find the remains of parts of a shipwreck that lie in the cove. You can walk from St Bees to the historic Whitehaven town along the coastal path, a spectacular costal trail that follows the 300ft sandstone cliffs all the way, a real hidden gem. The walk is roughly 6.5 miles, allow 3-4 hours the difficulty is moderate.
- The Coast To Coast walk starts in St Bees.
- Large car park on site
- Public Toilets
Photo Credit: the head – Bernard Germann! beach bays – James T M Towill