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The village of St Bees is just south of St Bees Head, the most westerly point of Cumbria, on the coastal strip between the Lakeland fells and the Irish Sea. It has a history going back over 1,000 years and has been a popular holiday destination for over 150 years.

It's well known for its Norman Priory dating from 1120 dedicated to our own Saint Bega, who is said to have landed here from Ireland in AD 850. Also for it's 400-year old school, and as the start of the Wainwright "Coast to Coast" Walk.

There is a large sandy beach with a promenade and visitor facilities, and to the north are the towering red sandstone cliffs of St Bees Head; which is the only Heritage Coast between Scotland and Wales and an important RSPB seabird reserve.

St Bees is only a few miles from the English Lake District National Park, now a UNESCO World Heritage site, and it's an ideal base to tour both the Western Lakes and the other attractions on the Cumbrian coast.

The menu at the left leads to over 400 pages and 600 images.....


See St Bees Community facebook page here........ Find us on Google maps here ..... See the Go Lakes video here....




External links

For latest news and events see the St Bees community facebook page
Click here for live train arrival/departures at St Bees Station
For parish council briefing brochure see Welcome to St Bees


Defibrillator locations

Click here to see locations and map


The West Cumberland Railway Museum

24 Main Street, St Bees.This is a private museum, closed for winter.

open one week every month spring to autumn.

Click here for the Museum's Facebook page for opening times

General enquiries and group bookings outside of normal opening times to; petergrooke@btinternet.com



Village in Bloom

Village in Bloom - If you would like to help the small band of volunteers which every year makes the village look marvellous, please contact Eileen Todd on 822522


Web domain owned by St Bees Parish Council. Web design and content authoring is by volunteers.


St Bees Parish Council

Chairman: Doug Sim

Vice-chairman: Grant Gilmour

Parish Clerk:

Jane Donaldson
East House,
Coulderton, Egremont,
CA22 2UR
Tel 01946 822560

Email address: pc_clerk@stbees.org.uk

Email link: Parish Clerk


The other tiers of local government for St Bees are represented by:

Cumbria County Council

Our ward Councillor is Chris Whiteside

Copeland Borough Council

Our ward councillor is Jeffrey Hailes