Whitehaven Beach

Visit Whitehaven Beach

Whitehaven, on the Cumbria coast, has sandy beaches to the North and South of the Docks. The beach is popular for fishing and there are Maritime Festivals held regularly.

Once one of the most important ports in the country during the 17th and 18th centuries. The town of Whithaven was built on shipping and mining, and has a rich maritime past and a number of visitor attractions.

Did you Know? The famous architect, Sir John Rennie, who designed London Bridge, also built Whitehaven’s West Pier.

This beach is …

  • Dog friendly

Have a great day out along the coast.

Coast Local Links

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Header Photo by UKBeachDays

Getting There

Taking a trip to the beach. Get there by train or car.

Map of Whitehaven Beach

Explore the UK coastline

beautiful beach on South West England coast

What’s On along the Coast

Throughout the year there are a series of events and festivals taking place along the Coast. Find out What’s On from food festivals to cultural and sporting events.

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Get active on the beach

Find the best beaches for water sports. Learn to kitesurfsurf or sail at schools around the UK. Lessons are available to suit all abilities.

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