Beaches in Workington, Cumbria

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The beach guide has 5 beaches listed in and around the town of Workington. We have arranged these beaches in order of closest to the town first (distance in brackets).

  • Workington Beach (1.4 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…

  • Siddick Beach (2.7 miles)

    Siddick © Bob Jenkins | BY-SA

    The small coastal settlement of Siddick is 2 miles north of Workington. The sand and shingle beach is quite a popular fishing spot. The railway line runs close to the beach here and significant sums have been spent on building up the sea defences around the beach to reduce the risk of flooding on the…

  • Parton Beach (4.4 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,…

  • Whitehaven Beach (5.4 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…

  • Maryport Beach (6.2 miles)

    Maryport © Christine Johnstone | BY-SA

    Long sand and shingle beach which runs from the harbour mouth and backs onto the marina in Maryport. From the beach here you can clearly make out the coast of Scotland 20 miles or so across the water.

Workington beaches map

Map featuring Workington beaches. Click on pins to view beach details