Facilities in St Bees

The village has an 11th century Priory, dedicated to our local St Bega.

Priory Church of St Mary & St Bega
including Churchyard Data

The nearest hospital with 24 hour A&E facilities is at Whitehaven, 3 miles away.  General Practices are in Egremont (2 miles)  and Whitehaven.

The village is covered by First Responders and there are automatic defibrillators located at strategic locations, The Beach, The station, and the top of Seamill Lane.

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The Priory publishes a village magazine,
St Bees News, ten times a year. It is distributed free to all households in the parish and can be downloaded here.

Click here for copies from 2017.


There are two shops in the village. The Post Office is also a general store, and Hartley’s Market is mainly for holiday items.

St Bees Post Office – Main Street
Hartleys Mini-Market – The Beach




There are over a dozen different organisations in the village which meet at various intervals – from weekly to annually!

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There are a number of halls in the village, these include:

 St Bees Village Hall
 Church Halls

Sports & Leisure

Sporting opportunities, indoor, outdoor, dry or wet, are many, with additional ones within easy reach of the village in neighbouring towns.

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