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The village of St Bees is just south of St Bees Head, the most westerly point of Cumbria, 50 miles from the Scottish border. It's a small, friendly community with a population of about 1,800. It has a history going back 1,000 years and has been a popular holiday destination for over 150 years.

It's well known for the Norman Priory dating from 1120 dedicated to our own Saint Bega (see logo above), for the 400 year-old St Bees School and as the start of the Wainwright "Coast to Coast" Walk.

There is a large sandy beach with a promenade and visitor facilities, and to the north are the towering red sandstone cliffs of St Bees Head; which is the only Heritage Coast between Scotland and Wales and an important seabird reserve.

Only a few miles from the Lake District National Park, St Bees enjoys easy access to the the Lakes without the crowds of the more popular areas. It's an ideal base from which to tour both the Western Lakes and the many attractions along the west coast.

The menu items on the top left give quick access to the more popular pages on the web site. The other menus on the left go to 400 web pages and 600 images.....This is one of the biggest community websites in Cumbria.....read on.

See the Go Lakes video here.... Find us on Google maps here ..... See us on facebook here.

Clicking on the images below takes you to our quick access pages. Below them is our scrolling newsbox.

St Bees - Beach from Tomlin head
St Bees School in snow
St Bees - View from Whitehaven Road
St Bees Priory Dragon stone

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......the new beach play area was opened by the Parish Council chairman and pupils from St Bees Village School and pre-school on July 10th...now open for use!......

Opening of new play area click here for pictures of new play area


St Bees Triers - represented at Downing Street reception for Sport Relief - March 2014

With the Prime Minister are Jon Raymond (L) and Chris Robson.

Click here to visit our pages on village war memorials and biographies

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