Facilities, activities, organisations, venues, and more....

Sporting opportunities, indoor, outdoor, dry or wet, are many,

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There are two shops in the village. The Post Office is also a general store, and Hartley’s Market is mainly for holiday items.

St Bees Post Office – Main Street
Hartleys Mini-Market – The Beach


The village has an 11th century Priory, dedicated to our local St Bega.

Priory Church of St Mary & St Bega

The village has four automatic defibrillators located strategically at:  the main beach, the station, the top of Seamill Lane and the golf clubhouse.

Hospital with 24 hour A&E facilities at Whitehaven, 3 miles away.  General Practices are in Egremont (2 miles)  and Whitehaven.


There are over a dozen different organisations in the village which meet at various intervals – from weekly to annually.

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Inevitably, some information will not fit easily into other sections.

The Priory publishes a village magazine,
St Bees News, ten times a year. It is distributed free to all households in the parish and can be downloaded here.

Click here for copies from 2017.

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