Bowness-on-Solway Beach

Visit Bowness-on-Solway

The small pretty village of Bowness-on-Solway, is part of the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (ANOB). The beach known as Bowness sands is a wonderful destination for long walks and exploring the area. There are sand dunes and salt marshes brimming with wildlife and birds.

Nature lovers can enjoy the variety of birds along sand dunes, salt marsh and shingle beds along the shoreline. Walk along the beach or head to the RSPB Campfield Marsh Nature Reserve.

Cycling is a great way to enjoy this part of the coat as well. Cycle route 72 takes you along this part of the coast, from here towards Glasson and Drumburgh.

Did you Know? Bowness-on-Solway marks the western end of Hadrian’s Wall.

The Hadrian’s Wall Path National Trail, starts (or ends) here, walkers can take the footpath inland.

There is parking close to the beach.

This beach is …

  • Great for Nature Lovers
  • A haven for birdwatchers
  • Good for cycling and walking
  • Dog Friendly All Year Round

What to see and do

  • Take a Walk Along The Beach

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Places to stay

  • Holiday Cottages

Holiday accommodation near this beach

Have a great day out by the coast

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