St Bees - A Cumbrian Coast Village
St Bees has been a popular holiday destination for over 150 years. The village sits beneath St Bees Head, the only Heritage Coast between Scotland and Wales and the most westerly point of Northern England. There is a long sandy beach with a promenade and visitor facilities, and it’s the most popular beach resort on the Cumbrian Coast. It’s also the start of the Wainwright Coast to Coast Walk to Robin Hood’s Bay, and is on the England Coast Path.
The village’s history goes back over 1,000 years. It has a Norman Priory dating from 1120 dedicated to our own Saint Bega, who is said to have landed here from Ireland in AD 850, and an independent school founded in 1583.
St Bees is only a few miles from the English Lake District National Park, now a UNESCO World Heritage site, making it an ideal base to explore the Western Lakes and the Cumbrian Coast.
England Coastal Path (ECP) now open at St Bees.
Cumbria County Council cycling and walking route consultation
Click here for our cycle track proposal which would use a near-level route along the St Bees Valley to Mirehouse and national cycle routes 71/72.
The original St Bees village web site was created over two decades ago and grew over the years until it contained well over 500 pages. During 2020 the site was re-written to allow better access from smartphones and tablet computers. The site is subject to continual revision and comments are welcome. please email email@example.com .
The domain name stbees.org.uk is owned by St Bees Parish Council, and the web site is written and maintained by volunteers.