A quick introduction to our village

While we hope you will  have time to browse through the village web site in some detail, we appreciate that often our visitors may just want a quick introduction to or information about St Bees.

Clicking on any of the images will lead you to the information you may need if you are planning or considering a visit.


There are 4 hotels and 2 Bed & Breakfast providers in the village, with a few other B&B within a mile or two of the village. For those who prefer self-catering there are also some options.

All hotels serve pub meals and some have a restaurant as well. A beach cafe serves a range of snacks and hot foods as well as more traditional cafe fare. 

A limited range of Take-away food is available from the Post Office on Main Street.

St Bees Bay extends in a long sweep from the promenade at the foot of the South Head to Seamill lane, about a mile away, with the beach at low tide exposing a vast expanse of red sand studded with rock pools.

The Cumbrian Coastal path runs from St Bees to Whitehaven and is part of the England Coast path.

There is a railway station at St Bees in the centre of the village with a regular daytime service. By road, the village is on the B5345 just south of Whitehaven. The best way to reach St Bees is by train or car.

In addition to the well known Wainwright Coast to Coast Walk, there are a number of  detailed walks in and around the village. And of course innumerable walks are to be found around the local lakes and fells.

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