Beaches and Coast
St Bees Bay
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.
The beach at low tide is a vast expanse of red sand which is accessible at all times except for 2 or 3 hours on either side of high tide, when only the shingle is clear of the water. The main beach is well served with a concrete promenade, large car parks, play area, cafe, beach shop and toilets.
Seamill Beach – at the south end
Seamill beach can be accessed from the main beach by walking along the sand, or if the tide is in, along the golf course cliff paths. At Seamill there is a small car park, but access is challenging at the narrow railway underbridge – headroom 1.9m. There are no facilities at this end of the beach.
The main beach at the north of the bay has two large car parks. There is a smaller one at Seamill, but with limited access.