Go birdwatching on Barrow’s neighbouring mecca for wintering wildfowl, Walney Island, and push north along the western edge of Wasdale, taking in ancient Roman bath remains and steam railways at Ravenglass and the haunted castle at Muncaster. Further North sits the ancient coastal village of St Bees, the start of Wainwright’s Coast to Coast Walk, with its beautiful beach bays, old priory and spectacular coastal walking.

Other delights along the Cumbria coast feature great Roman coastal centres like Maryport, home to the award-winning Senhouse Roman Museum. Base yourself in the beautiful Georgian port of Whitehaven with its spectacular marina or stay on the Solway coast, ideal for touring Carlisle, the Solway Firth and the North Lakes.

The spectacular Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty pushes north of historic harbour town Maryport, and offers a wealth of opportunities for birdwatching, spectacular coastal walking and a mix of Roman sites and magical coastal mudflats and salt marshes rich in wildlife.

Places to Stay along the Cumbrian Coast

Discover a fantastic variety of accommodation along the Cumbria Coast to suit all tastes and budgets, from beautiful heritage inn B&Bs on the Solway to charming Victorian and Edwardian guest houses in Grange-over-Sands and pretty holiday cottages near Ravenglass.

Take a holiday on the beautiful Cumbrian Coast just a stone’s throw from the National Park border and book Cumbrian Coast accommodation with Iknow now.