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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.
OS grid ref.
NY 1023 5326
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