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Situated on the western coast of Cumbria, St Bees Beach is a mile long stretch of golden sand and pebbles. The beach offers breath-taking views of St Bees Head, a red sandstone cliff which juts into the Irish Sea.

St Bees Head is an RSPB nature reserve which houses the northwest’s only colony of cliff-nesting seabirds. Bird enthusiasts can visit the reserve for spectacular views of the colony from three viewing points, and you can expect to see fulmars, guillemots, kittiwakes, and more.

Alfred Wainwright’s Coast to Coast walk begins at St Bees Head and ends at Robin Hood’s Bay on the Heritage Coast of the North York Moors.

Q Is St Bees Beach sandy?

St Bees Beach contains a mile long stretch of sand which backs onto a shingle bank.

Q Are dogs allowed on St Bees Beach?

Dogs are allowed on St Bees Beach throughout the year, but you must keep your dog close to you on the grassy areas that surround the beach.

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