The Times best beaches in the UK for 2021 has been released this month, and we are pleased to see St Bees, which is a 15-minute drive or a 1 ½ hour walk has hit number 13.
The list was compiled by TV Presenter Kate Humble and identify the best ‘bucket-and-spade beaches for kids, dramatic cliffs, rock pools, and golden sands’ within the UK. The west coast of Cumbria has multiple stunning beaches, perfect for days out with the family, an evening stroll, or if you are brave enough, a chilly dip!
One beach in particular that hit number 13 on the ‘best beaches’ list is St Bees. The sea off the coast of St Bees can be viewed by looking right out of the entrance of the development (see below) and is a pleasant walk away. To enjoy the most of the beach, visit at low tide for a mile-long expanse of russet-hued sand, which at high tide shrinks to a bank of pebbles separated by breakwaters.
Cumbria is well known for a wide variety of animal species, particularly at St Bees Head which is an RSPB nature reserve so hosts a colony of cliff-nesting seabirds including Kittiwakes, Fulmars, and Razorbills. Nestled in the cliffs of St Bees Head expect to see the rare sight of Guillemots- this is the only place in England where Black Guillemots nest.
If you visit us at Beckstones, Rheda North Park, and would like some sea breeze I would highly recommend paying St Bees beach a visit. Just ask our Sales Executives and they will point you in the right direction. To view the properties available please visit our website.