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Arnside Beach

Arnside, Cumbria

Arnside is situated close to where the River Gilpin's estuary leads into Morecambe bay. It has a small sandy beach backed by some hotels and bordered by a long viaduct.

Beach Type



Arnside town has a popular youth hostel and plenty of hotels
Cafes and pubs
The beach has a small promenade


Golf and fishing

Nature and Wildlife

there are guided walks and marked trails in and around Arnside.

Water Quality

Not Tested




No dog restrictions.

Tourist Information

Cumbria gateway TIC. Lancaster services M6 North. Tel: 01524 792181


Nearest town: Arnside
County: Cumbria
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1992, -2.83552
Postcode: LA5 0BY
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Arnside, Cumbria at Explore Britain.


From Junction 36 on the M6. take the road towards Kirkby and Lonsdale but turn off almost immediately. at the first roundabout towards Crooklands. At Crooklands. turn left onto the B5282 which leads to Arnside.

Public Transport

Arnside has a train station.

Nearest Railway Stations

Arnside (Less than half a mile away)
Silverdale (Approx. 2 miles away)
Grange-Over-Sands (Approx. 3 miles away)
Kents Bank (Approx. 4 miles away)
Carnforth (Approx. 5 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Parking available in town.

Nearby Car Parks

Arnside Knott, Arnside (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Eaves Wood, Silverdale (Unknown stay).
About 1.8 miles away
Leighton Moss Nature Reserve - Visitor Centre, Carnforth (Unknown stay).
About 2.5 miles away
Grange over Sands Station, Grange-over-Sands (Unknown stay).
About 2.7 miles away
Windermere Road, Grange-over-Sands (Unknown stay).
About 2.8 miles away
Main Street, Grange-over-Sands (Unknown stay).
About 2.9 miles away
Hampsfell Road, Grange-over-Sands (Unknown stay).
About 3 miles away
Park Road, Milnthorpe (Short/Medium/Long stay).
About 3.1 miles away
Beetham Road, Milnthorpe (Short/Medium/Long stay).
About 3.1 miles away
Beetham Road adj Cross Keys Hotel, Milnthorpe (Unknown stay).
About 3.1 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Arnside