The town of Silloth, on the Solway Firth, was once a Victorian seaside resort and it retains some attractive buildings. There is an interesting man-made harbour and a vast area of greenery known simply as The Green which is used to host a variety of events throughout the year.
The docks here are over 150 years old. Beyond the docks, West Silloth Beach has a delightful expanse of clean sand, backed by dunes. There are fine views across the Solway Firth towards the hills of Southern Scotland.
The beach is teeming with interesting animal and plant life. Porpoises are sometimes spotted not far from the promenade which stretches out towards Skinburness. In winter a wide variety of migrant birds visit the nearby salt-marshes.
Type of beach
Sand & shingle
Dogs friendly beach?
No Dog restrictions.
- Good fishing
- Wind surfing
OS grid ref.
NY 1023 5326
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Silloth Beach Reviews
Not so good
JamesJun 02nd 2021
Black sludge when you can on the beach, prom good for walking. Not great for kids
JacquiNov 22nd 2020
We love the promenade in all seasons but particularly in winter for a brisk walk.
Not a good place to bring children at the moment.
HowardAug 12th 2020
One gets the impression that the town doesn’t want people coming and spending money when there is no effective toilet provision for day trippers. You can’t kick start an economy without overhauling the whole engine.
Even the direction signs to public conveniences haven’t been changed or removed.
Chris PackettMay 14th 2020
Lovely place to walk and relax on a nice day. The views across the Solway are Beautiful.