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Roan Head Beach

Askam in Furness, Cumbria

Tidal sands and a large nature reserve at this beach. The reserve is one of the most botanically rich coastal areas in the UK and home to many different animal species including rare invertebrates and 15% of the UK's natterjack toad population.

Beach Type

Sand

Facilities

No dog restrictions

Activities

There are public toilets

Nature and Wildlife

There is a car park a 5 minute walk from the beach

Water Quality

Acceptable

Lifeguard

No

Location

Nearest town: Askam in Furness
County: Cumbria
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1844, -3.21487
Postcode: LA16 7JF
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Askam and Ireleth, Cumbria at Explore Britain.

Access

Coastal walks. bird spotting.

Public Transport

7 km north of Barrow-in Furness and access is via a minor road from the A590.

Nearest Railway Stations

Askam (Less than a mile away)
Dalton (Cumbria) (Approx. 3 miles away)
Millom (Approx. 3 miles away)
Kirkby-in-Furness (Approx. 3 miles away)
Barrow-in-Furness (Approx. 4 miles away)

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

Parking

The nearest train station is in Askam. 3 km to the north east. served by Northern Rail.

Nearby Car Parks

Askam Station, Askam-in-Furness (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Duddon Sands, Askam-in-Furness (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Sandscale Haws, Dalton-in-Furness (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Lime Street, Dalton-in-Furness (Unknown stay).
About 2.3 miles away
Nelson Street, Dalton-in-Furness (Unknown stay).
About 2.3 miles away
Tudor Square, Dalton-in-Furness (Unknown stay).
About 2.4 miles away
Lord Street, Millom (Unknown stay).
About 2.6 miles away
Lancashire Road, Millom (Unknown stay).
About 2.9 miles away
Square, Millom (Unknown stay).
About 2.9 miles away
Millom Station, Millom (Unknown stay).
About 2.9 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Askam in Furness