Grange-over-Sands Beach

Grange-over-Sands Beach - Cumbria
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Visitors to Grange-Over-Sands may be disappointed not to find a beach as such but they will find a lovely long promenade running alongside a wide expanse of saltmarsh.  The saltmarsh itself is unsuitable for walking because of dangerous quicksands, but a walk along the promenade is highly recommended.

There are views across Morecambe Bay, and the Victorian promenade itself is evocative of days gone by.  There are plenty of benches to relax on whilst watching the world go by and taking in the views. In the summer months there are well-kept flower beds and a variety of ice-cream stalls and cafes.

The fact that the promenade is car-free makes it a good place to bring children to practice riding bikes or scooters.  There is an attractive park with a duck pond.  Further along the promenade is a disused lido which has been Grade II listed.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

No dog restrictions.

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  • Good fishing


  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Town centre nearby
  • Shop
  • Pub nearby

Nearest town

Grange over Sands


LA11 7SY

OS grid ref.

SD 4064 7747


Parking is available next to the beach.

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Grange-over-Sands Beach Reviews

Good old days

Arnold cartwright
Nov 16th 2020

I am 59 and from edinburgh, i started going to grange in 1960 whilst waiting to make my maternal appearance, we stayed with our aunt and uncle who lived in grange, there was a seating area at the side of the lido which became our haven for 2 weeks every summer. The beach was rocky but safe, pools developed for us to play in and it was like a warm sunshine heaven, however, the powers that be thought it would be a great idea to plant the salt marsh which is now out of control and spoils the vista of the shoreline, i believe the tides have changed and this monstrosity is slowly being washed away, i hope i am still here to see the beach of old and the reopening of grange lido, i must stress that the shoreline grass does not spoil grange over sands as a whole as it is still a beautiful little town and will always hold a place in my heart.