The Beach Guide

Workington Beach

Workington Beach - Cumbria

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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

Shingle

Lifeguard service

No

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

No dog restrictions.

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Facilities

  • Picnic area

Nearest town

Workington

Postcode

CA14 2JS

OS grid ref.

NX 9838 2934

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