The weather has been tremendous here in Cumbria over the past few weeks and what better way to enjoy it than by heading to the beach?

Cumbria's coastline is simply superb and there are some fantastic beaches dotted right along the west coast. 

Some beaches in Cumbria have been tourist hotspots for decades whilst some of the others are lesser-known hidden gems that shouldn't be ignored. 


This picturesque patch of the Cumbrian coast is famous for being the start of the Coast to Coast walk. 

The beach itself spans for a mile consisting of a sand and pebble surface. 

There are also numerous places in the village to eat and drink and the popular Hartley's shop is only a stone's throw from the beach. 


Ravenglass lies on a coastal estuary where three rivers meet before joining the Irish sea.

The beach here is a mixture of mud, shingle, and sand, backed by a small grassy area.

From the beach, you can see the fells of Eskdale and Wasdale with lots of walks from the coast and a lovely circular walk taking in the Roman Bath House.

Not far away is Muncaster Castle, with its gardens and hawk and own centre.

You can also visit the La'al Ratty stream railway one of the oldest and longest narrow gauge railways in the country.


Just a couple of miles from Whitehaven town centre is Parton Beach. The beach is mostly toney but this doesn't take away from how picturesque an area this is. 

It is normally much quieter than the other beaches in the area but is still a popular choice for Whitehaven locals. 


This beach is described as sand and shingle and you are able to see Black Combe Fell in the distance.

On clear days, if you're lucky, you might be able to catch a glimpse of the Isle of Man and you'll definitely be able to enjoy a sunset or two in the summer.


Seascale has to be one of the most popular beaches in the area and has a range of activities for people to enjoy including a playpark. 

If you're looking for a day at the beach this summer, this is definitely a place you an your family will love.