Carnforth Beach

Visit Carnforth Beach

Carnforth beach on the Lancashire coast is a wide unspoilt stretch with a selection of holiday rentals near the sea front. This is an ideal location to enjoy the coast as well as the surrounding national parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Nature lovers

While it is not a bucket and spade beach, it is a great spot for nature lovers and walkers. The beach front is at the mouth of the River Keer, and there are coastal paths along the salt marshes and sandbanks.

The coastal villages of Arnside and Silverdale are nearby offering an abundance of wildlife and stunning scenery.

Carnforth Railway Station

Carnforth is famous for its association with the classic film “Brief Encounter.” This romantic 1940’s movie, featured famous scenes at the Carnforth Railway Station’s platform. Visitors can visit the restored Carnforth Railway Station Heritage Centre, wonderfully recreating the ambiance of the era. There are displays, shops and A great place to visit on Valentines Day.

This beach is dog friendly all year round.

This beach is …

  • Great for nature lovers
  • Dog Friendly

What to see and do

  • Watch Brief Encounter
  • Explore the local coastline

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Places to stay

  • Holiday Cottages

Holiday accommodation near this beach

Have a great day out by the coast

Header Photo by Jonny Gios on Unsplash

Getting To Carnforth

Beach Location

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There is a carpark close to the beach

Nearest Train

Carnforth Station

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

Map of Carnforth 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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