The Beach Guide

Biggar Bank Beach (Walney Island)

Biggar Bank Beach (Walney Island) - Cumbria

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Walney Island is an 11-mile long island in the Irish Sea, at the tip of the Furness peninsula. It is linked to the mainland town of Barrow-in-Furness by the toll-free Jubilee bridge.

Biggar Bank beach is located on the more exposed west coast of Walney Island The beach here has a more remote feeling than those further north.

The beach is a mixture of smooth pebbles and sand backed by a caravan site with a large area of salt marshes beyond.

Type of beach

Sand & pebble

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

We do not have information on this beach but restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

Cumbria dog friendly beaches »



  • Town centre nearby

Nearest town

Barrow in Furness


LA14 3YF

OS grid ref.

SD 1833 6622

Water quality

Water quality star rating

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