Set on the edge of the Lake District National Park, this gently shelving shingle beach extends in both directions as far as the eye can see. Low tide reveals a vast expanse of sand, suitable for kiting, horse-riding and other activities.
The beach is quite popular with locals and day-trippers. Sea-anglers can often be seen at the shoreline.
Silecroft beach is dominated by majestic Black Combe Fell, with an elevation of 600 metres. The distinctive shape of Black Combe is of interest to geologists, as it gives a classic example of the landscape that was once the start of a glacier.
On fine days it might be possible to see the Isle of Man from the coast here. The west-facing beach gets some spectacular summer sunsets.
Alongside the beach is an area which has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Natterjack toads spawn in the area in springtime. Local and migratory birds , including swallows, oystercatchers and gannets can be spotted in the skies.
Type of beach
Sand & shingle
Dogs friendly beach?
No Dog restrictions.
- Pub nearby
OS grid ref.
SD 1209 8118
Parking available next to the beach
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Silecroft Beach Reviews
Laura HeatonMay 18th 2021
Miles and miles of sand, west facing for superb sunsets. The sea is accessible in the summer especially! Lovely little beach café. And the best thing? It’s often deserted!!
A hidden gem
TimNov 20th 2023
Even in the height of summer this beach is quiet, beautiful clean sea and golden sands at low tide, my perfect place.