Nethertown Beach

Nethertown beach is mainly shingle, with a broad strip of sand exposed at low-tide. Behind the beach are grassy dunes through which runs the single-track coastal railway line.  Between the railway track and the beach are a scattering of chalets and beach bungalows.

From the beach there are views over the Irish Sea and Sellafield nuclear reprocessing plant to the south.  The fells of the Lake District can be seen in the distance. The west-facing beach gets some good sunsets.

During the Second World War, the nearby village of Nethertown was home to an anti-aircraft training camp.

There are a number of caravan parks along this stretch of the coast.

Type of beach

Sand & shingle

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

No dog restrictions.

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  • Good fishing

Nearest town



CA22 2UW

OS grid ref.

NX 9878 0737


Parking is adjacent to the beach.

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Nethertown Beach Reviews


Nov 03rd 2020

Wow a beautiful pebbly beach ruined by the human race full of plastics , car parts, ..pipes , rusty mattresses .felt so sad and ashamed ! What is wrong with people ,tried to pick some up but miles of mess…need skips !

What did we get wrong?