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 Sunderland on the north-eastern coast. A coastal path runs close to the beach and Siddick Ponds Nature Reserve, behind the beach is of particular interest to birdwatchers. The grasslands, open waters and reed beds at Siddick Ponds have been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest, and as well as providing an excellent habitat for birds, also provide a home to dragonflies and a variety of butterfly species.
Type of beach
Dogs friendly beach?
No dog restrictions.
- Picnic area
OS grid ref.
NX 9838 2934
Parking available next to the beach
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Workington Beach Reviews
Great beach. Tainted by its industrial past but I enjoyed growing up here.
Concrete covered beach
Jim ThomsonOct 09th 2022
Visiting from Canada this beach looks like it has purposely been covered in cement which encases old railway line, brass bolts and anything else that would hide a nuclear accident or encase fallout from it.
Very strange indeed as the only nuclear accident close by was Sellafield. I can’t find anything about the beach or why it is this way.