The Cumbria Coastline
Cumbria's coastline is 150 miles (240km) long and stretches from Grange-over-Sands and Morecambe Bay (designated an area of outstanding natural beauty) in the south to Barrow-In-Furness in the west, then heads north, taking in the heritage coast at St Bees with its red sandstone sea cliffs. The coastline continues northward to Skinburness and Moricambe Bay, then eastward where it takes in the tide-washed estuary of the Solway Firth (another outstanding natural beauty area). The coastline finally ends where the River Esk empties into the sea.
Marshes and salt flats play host to birdlife. Sandy beaches are found between Silloth and Maryport and near Millom. The Cumbria coastal path and the Coast to Coast walk encompass sections of the county’s coastline. Non-walkers can enjoy the coastal scenery by riding Northern Rail's scenic Cumbria Coastal route.
|Solway Coast||St. Bees Head Heritage Coast|