England’s Beautiful and Interesting Places, especially in the North
Where to Go: The West Cumbrian Coast
byDavid Murrayon10 August 2011
Elizabeth Dock, Maryport Harbour
The list below is arranged from north to south along the Cumbrian coast from the Solway to the Duddon. To the south of the Duddon estuary lies the Furness peninsula.
The West Cumbria Coast is a much less visited area than the core of the Lake District but has much to offer the visitor.
In addition to the attractions listed below, remember that not far inland from the north-south coastal road there are the two westernmost lakes, Ennerdale Water and Wastwater. Also not far inland, alongside the A66 is Cockermouth.
Lake District Directory: West Cumbrian Coast – Click here for front page
In the lists below a “Web site” link takes you away from the Around-England site to one describing the particular place or attraction, usually their own site. A “Blog” link takes you to a relevant item on our own Around-England blog.