Businesses in Sandside Towns and Villages of Cumbria


(See also Milnthorpe , Arnside)

Sandside by Barbara BallardSandside is aptly named as it looks out over the sands of the river Kent estuary. It was, until the 1860s, known as Sandside Milnthorpe. Views reach across to the Cartmel peninsula. This was where a dangerous route over the sands by stage began. Youll need to watch the tides if you venture on the sand not safe to do unless you are familiar with the sands.

Sandside by Barbara BallardBecause the community of Witherslack had no consecrated ground, the dead were brought by boat to Sandside on their way to Beetham for burial there. A house, the former Dixie Inn, was reputedly the center of slavery and smuggling in the 18th century.

The Ship Inn dates from 1671. There are carvings in the slate blocks of the former stables that were part of the inn. The Flippin Fluke restaurant is on the site of an original 1600 building.

Photos by Barbara Ballard

Sandside is located on the B5282 south-west of Milnthorpe.

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