One of the best ways to unwind and recenter is spending more time in nature. Spending time around nature will help you take a break from all the stress and worries of being at work. And a great way to do that is by going on Lake District holiday breaks.

When you’re in the Lake District, you’ll be around beautiful scenery that will help you forget the noise of urban cities. Besides mountains, valleys and vast skies, the Lake District holds a few hidden gems in their area. Whether or not you love the sea, there are a few secret beaches that may tickle your fancy during your trip away from the city. 

In this article, we’ve compiled a list of hidden beaches that you should visit when you drive up to the Lake District. So get a map, a pen and paper ready and let’s get started!

Ravenglass Beach

Ravenglass Beach is situated within the Lake District and lies on a coastal bay where three rivers meet before connecting to the Irish sea. Ravenglass isn’t like your typical white sand beach; instead, the beach has a mixture of mud, shingle and sand with patches of small grassy areas. 

When you’re at this beach, you’ll be transported to a time when this area was a busy fisherman’s sanctuary because of all the cottages that serve as its picturesque backdrop. Besides that, there are many sights you’ll notice when you take a walk at Ravenglass Beach, such as the fells of Eskdale and Wasdale and later on, you’ll see a circular walk that will take you to a Roman Bath House. 

Silecroft Beach

If you’re experiencing clear days, you might want to head over to Silecroft Beach so that you can see the Isle of Man from the coast. Silecroft beach is made up of sand and shingle, with the magnificent Black Combe Fell close by. 

Along the beach, you’ll find a site of special scientific interest (SSSI) nature reserve, which is the home of natterjack toads who spawn and sing during springtime. In addition to these creatures, migratory birds, such as swallows, oystercatchers and gannets, fly by and display their grace in the sky.

Arnside Beach

Another natural beauty with idyllic and stunning views is Arnside Beach. This beach is located next to a lovely village with a Victorian promenade that leads to a coastal path. 

At Arnside Beach, the sunset views are amazing and complement the beauty of Morecambe Bay and the Lakeland. When you’re in this area, you must enjoy the beach by taking a walk with much caution because of its dangerous and swift tides, making this beach not ideal for swimming. 

Seacote Beach

When you’re on a Lake District holiday break, you must make the most of the beauty of nature. One of the best beaches you should visit is Seacote Beach in St. Bees. Seacote Beach is a long sand and pebble beach, which serves as the start of the coast-to-coast cycle route. 

On this beach, you’ll find red sandstone cliffs and the luxurious St. Bees Golf Club. Besides that, this is the home of native seabirds like guillemots, fulmars, razorbills, and even some peregrines. 


Make your Lake District holiday break unique and special by visiting these secret beaches around the district. By absorbing the stunning views and the magnificence of nature, you’ll definitely recharge and regenerate. So pack your bags, bring this list, plot your map and enjoy a weekend away from the city’s noise at the Lake District.

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