It’s not hard to understand why the Lake District has been described as the country’s ‘biggest outdoor adventure playground.’ Nestled between the Lake District and the sea, Furness is a paradise for lovers of the great outdoors and offers everything from nature reserves and wildlife sanctuaries to every kind of outdoor sport you can think of - all in picture perfect surroundings.
Barrow is surrounded by miles of beautiful beaches, each unique in character, all conveniently accessible, and most with toilet and parking facilities.
Earnse Bay has a lovely, sandy beach and is a popular place to take a dip in the summer months. It’s also home to the National Kitesurfing Championships and Cumbria’s only registered kite surfing school.
Situated on the A5087coastal road leading to Ulverston, this pebble beach is a haven for water sports. There’s a causeway leading to Roa Island, which has a pub and café. You can also visit Barrow Lifeboat Station and take the ferry to Piel Island at weekends during the summer. For more information call 01229 829797.
With its softly contoured coastline and mixture of smooth pebbles and sand, this award-winning beach is located on the exposed west coast of Walney Island.
A picturesque, sandy beach situated on the outskirts of Barrow. Though strong currents make it unsuitable for swimming, the coastal scenery is breathtaking.