St Bees Bay and the Heritage Coast
St Bees Bay extends in a long sweep from the South Head
The beach has a vast expanse of red sand which is exposed except for about 2 hours on either side of high tide. The Main Beach is well served with a long concrete promenade with level access from two large car parks. There is a large play area, a traditional beach cafe/shop with commanding views over the beach, and public toilets managed by the parish council, which are free for use.
Seamill Beach – at the south end
Seamill Beach can be accessed from the main beach by walking along the sand, or if the tide is in, along the golf course cliff paths. At Seamill there is a small car park, but access is limited at the railway underbridge – headroom 1.9m. There are no visitor facilities at this end of the beach.