About St Bees Village
The village of St Bees is just south of St Bees Head and is the most westerly point of Cumbria, fifty miles from the Scottish border. Ours is a small, friendly and very safe community with a population of about 1,800. It has a rich and varied history which can be traced back for over 1,000 years and has been a popular holiday destination for over 150 years. In 2014 it was nominated as the best place in Britain in which to raise a family.
It is best known for the Norman Priory dating to 1120, dedicated to our own Saint Bega, and as the start of the Wainwright “Coast to Coast” Walk.
There is a large sandy beach with a promenade and visitor facilities. To the north are the towering red sandstone cliffs of St Bees Head – which is the only Heritage Coast between Scotland and Wales and an important seabird reserve with outstanding opportunities for bird watching.
St Bees is only a few miles from the Lake District National Park, recently awarded World Heritage Site status. It is an ideal base to tour both the Western Lakes and the other attractions on the Cumbrian coast.
For more information on St Bees please visit: http://www.stbees.org.uk/