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Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve

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Always liked this place and still do, rolling dunes and a great long beach. Well worth a visit... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Steve S
Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom
Great walk along the beach.

Beautiful beach and fabulous views really took the breath away when we visited. We had a super... read more

Reviewed November 23, 2018
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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“sand dunes”(12 reviews)
“quiet beach”(3 reviews)
“car park”(11 reviews)
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Hawthwaite Ln, Barrow-in-Furness LA14 4QJ, England
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All reviews sand dunes quiet beach car park national trust beautiful walk red hut lake district well worth a visit dog walkers great fun lovely place nature reserve sunny day high tide toads estuary paths
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always liked this place and still do, rolling dunes and a great long beach. Well worth a visit, good for long walks overlooking the duddon. Great on a windy day or a red hot one. Enjoy this freebie!!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Steve S
Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful beach and fabulous views really took the breath away when we visited. We had a super stroll along the beach whilst the tide was out. Dog lovers paradise.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jimbK1727CA
Reviewed September 17, 2018

I loved going here, despite the rain. The Nature reserve was just beautiful, as were the beaches. I so wanted to go walking, but we were on our way home, after a couple of days in Barrow in Furness. The Red Hut, was a fascinating...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank atkinsonc6
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

I remember coming here a lot over the years, the topography has changed a lot, sand dunes smaller, a lot more grass and bracken. Now National Trust operated so free parking in the small car park for members, two disabled spaces. Made up paths to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 973SimonR973
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Just a peaceful place to walk on any kind of day. Unspoiled beech and sand dunes which are big! Wide open views of the lake district mountains. The sound of sea birds and the tide and lots of fresh air. A great place to visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Stuart W
Reviewed June 8, 2018

An excellent guide with lots of information about things other than Orchids. This is a lovely place with the best beach for a long way around and great views to visit with an improved Car Park (a charge for non-members) and a snack bar at...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Peter H
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

Wanted to visit this beach for sometime now and glad we did. The views from the dunes and beach across to the Lake District are stunning. It's a relatively quiet beach which was lovely. Whilst the red barn is a great addition the day we...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank waxiMCR
Reviewed May 2, 2018

Sandscale Haws is home to one of the largest populations of natterjack toads in the UK and there are boardwalks running from the new Pay & Display car park to their breeding pools. Lots of areas to walk in from the beach to the dunes...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank 938fjg
Reviewed April 15, 2018

Such a lovely bit of coastline and truly an example of 'big skies'. The walks along the coast are beautiful and peaceful and it is great fun for all to explore the sanddunes. There is a small carpark (free to National Trust members) and a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank bgreen73
Reviewed November 24, 2017

This a good place to visit with a variety of habitats the dunes are really interesting. This time of year bird life is good especially at High Tide

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Peter H
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August 17, 2018|
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Response from Sandscale_Ranger | Property representative |
Hi Daniel. Yes dogs are allowed at Sandscale Haws in September. Preferably they should be on leads but as long us they're under close control that should be fine too