Beaches in Whitehaven, Cumbria

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The beach guide has 4 beaches listed in and around the town of Whitehaven. We have arranged these beaches in order of closest to the town first (distance in brackets).

  • Whitehaven Beach (0.4 miles)

    Whitehaven © James T M Towil

    In Georgian times the settlement of Whitehaven was a bustling hub of mining and shipping. Salt and coal were exported from the town's harbour and rum and tobacco came into the country here. These industries are now long gone, but there is much in the area to remind visitors of the town's past. The small…

  • Parton Beach (1.3 miles)

    Parton © Andy Waddington | BY-SA

    The small coastal village of Parton lies just over a mile north of Whitehaven. The beach here is composed mainly of pebbles and rocks, although at low tide an area of sand is exposed. The beach is not really the kind of spot to attract many visitors and remains quite undeveloped. Near the railway station,…

  • St Bees Beach (4.4 miles)

    St Bees © Reading Tom | BY-SA

    Stretching out below the dramatic headland of St Bees Head is a mile long sand and pebble beach. Stretching from South Head to Seamill lane, St Bees beach consists of a shingle bank which slopes down to an expanse of golden sand. The sand here is exposed at most states of tide except for a…

  • Workington Beach (6.8 miles)

    Workington © Mick Garratt | BY-SA

    The coastal town of Workington has a rich industrial heritage. Just south of the mouth of the River Derwent, and the docks area, Workington Beach forms a stretch of shingle, with some sand exposed at low tide. Workington is the starting point for the Sea-to-Sea Cycle Route (C2C), a challenging ride over the Pennines to…

Whitehaven beaches map

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