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Walney island - West Shore Beach

Barrow in Furness, Cumbria

A long sandy beach backed by an expanse of dunes forming a nature reserve to the north. The far north of the beach is used by naturists.

Weather and Tides


26 May 2017


Maximum Temperature25°C (77°F)
Minimum Temperature15°C (59°F)
Wind DirectionSouth Easterly
Wind Speed13mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk7
Sunrise04:54 BST
Sunset21:27 BST


27 May 2017

Light Rain Shower

Maximum Temperature22°C (72°F)
Minimum Temperature12°C (54°F)
Wind DirectionSouth South Easterly
Wind Speed11mph
UV Risk4
Sunrise04:53 BST
Sunset21:28 BST


28 May 2017

Thick Cloud

Maximum Temperature16°C (61°F)
Minimum Temperature12°C (54°F)
Wind DirectionWesterly
Wind Speed11mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk5
Sunrise04:52 BST
Sunset21:30 BST


Low tide: 06:53 BST
(05:53 26 May 2017 GMT)

High tide: 12:32 BST
(11:32 26 May 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 19:16 BST
(18:16 26 May 2017 GMT)


High tide: 00:53 BST
(23:53 26 May 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 07:43 BST
(06:43 27 May 2017 GMT)

High tide: 13:20 BST
(12:20 27 May 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 20:03 BST
(19:03 27 May 2017 GMT)


High tide: 01:40 BST
(00:40 28 May 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 08:32 BST
(07:32 28 May 2017 GMT)

High tide: 14:09 BST
(13:09 28 May 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 20:50 BST
(19:50 28 May 2017 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point (Barrow (Ramsden Dock)) and may not be accurate for this beach. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use.

Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

Tidal predictions are © Crown Copyright and/or database rights. Reproduced by permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office and the UK Hydrographic Office (