Coast and beaches in the Lake District
Though better known for its inland stretches of water, the Lake District also has some great coastal spots to visit.
Relax on the sandy beach at Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve with views across the Duddon Estuary and discover the wildlife-rich dunes, home to rare plants and animals, including orchids, curlews and natterjack toads.
At Arnside and Silverdale, you'll discover a wildlife-rich coastal landscape with views over Morecambe Bay and the Lakeland fells. Look out for wildflowers and butterflies, passing migrant birds and stunning sunsets.
Explore hidden gems of history and wildlife, and views across the Irish Sea along this post-industrial coastline, which stretches from an 18th-century harbour towards sandstone cliffs.