St Bees - A Cumbrian Coast Village

St Bees on the Cumbrian Coast is a popular holiday destination, thanks to its long sandy beach and the cliffs of St Bees Head; the only Heritage Coast between Scotland and Wales, and home to the large RSPB sea bird reserve. The beach has a promenade and visitor facilities, and is the start of the Wainwright Coast to Coast Walk to Robin Hood’s Bay.

The village’s  history goes back over 1,000 years. It has a large Norman church dating from 1120 dedicated to our own Saint Bega, and an Elizabethan school founded in 1583. The charming Main Street curves up from the railway station, and has pubs, a shop and a railway museum.

St Bees is only a few miles from the English Lake District National Park, making it an ideal base to explore the Western Lakes.

Visitor information

How to get here? –  What to do? – where to stay?

Beaches & Heritage Coast

There is a large sandy beach, with car park, cafe and play park at the north end.

Walking

Wainwright Coast to Coast, the England Coast Path, and other walks

Sport & Leisure

Indoor, outdoor, dry or wet, opportunities are many

History

The village has a history dating back over 1,000 years

Facilities

Village facilities; visitors, community, social and sporting.

Village Events

Throughout the year various special events are held.  Regular ones are listed

Parish Council

Full details of all Parish Council activities are available here.    

Promenade and St Bees Head
Fleswick Bay
Part of the St Bees Heritage Coast
Lifeboat Rescue Practice
Village centre
15 mins walk from beach
Village in Bloom
Cross Hill display
St Bees Priory
Founded 1120, open to the public
Village History Displays
Located in the Priory, open to the public.
St Bees School
Founded 1583
Isle of Man from St Bees
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St Bees village web site was created over two decades ago and now has over 500 pages.  The site is subject to continual revision and comments are welcome. please email  sbwebmaster@stbees.org.uk .

The domain name stbees.org.uk is owned by St Bees Parish Council, and the web site is written and maintained by volunteers.

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