Silloth Beach

Silloth Beach - Cumbria
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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

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

No Dog restrictions.

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  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Good fishing
  • Wind surfing


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

Nearest town




OS grid ref.

NY 1023 5326


Parking is adjacent to the beach.

Water quality

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Silloth Beach Reviews

Chris Packett
May 14th 2020

Lovely place to walk and relax on a nice day. The views across the Solway are Beautiful.

Gorgeous Traditional British Beach

Amanda Boyd
Jun 17th 2021

Fabulous Walks - Dog friendly - Great Promenade - Beautiful Park area that goes for miles and miles,
What’s not to love about Silloth?
The Best ice Cream shop -
Overall a Lovely Place to Visit

Nov 22nd 2020

We love the promenade in all seasons but particularly in winter for a brisk walk.

A lovely promenade and green.

Mary. Sept 2021
Sep 12th 2021

Very enjoyable walking along the prom and around the green with our dogs, who we kept on their leads. The prom is a good walk, 2 miles, and then we walked on to Grune Point.
A beautiful view, especially at dusk and sunset.

Great fish and chip shop and as a disable the toilet are great and fitted with grab rails and very clean

Judy symms
Sep 12th 2021

Grab rails and very clean This is spite of numbers using them. I would be back.

Silloth beach

Aug 08th 2023

The beach is very dirty you can see the brown water miles away. An the sand isn’t even sand its more like mud.

Not so good

Jun 02nd 2021

Black sludge when you can on the beach, prom good for walking. Not great for kids

Not a good place to bring children at the moment.

Aug 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.