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Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve

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Hawthwaite Lane | Roanhead, Barrow-in-Furness LA14 4QJ, England
+44 1229 462855
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wide open spaces with great views

This a good place to visit with a variety of habitats the dunes are really interesting. This time... read more

Reviewed 24 November 2017
Peter H
Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
Huge sandy beach

A superb sandy beach for walking the dogs or just going for a walk with a beautiful view in the... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
Market Drayton, United Kingdom
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“sand dunes” (10 reviews)
“quiet beach” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Hawthwaite Lane | Roanhead, Barrow-in-Furness LA14 4QJ, England
+44 1229 462855
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Reviewed 24 November 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

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 18 October 2017

A superb sandy beach for walking the dogs or just going for a walk with a beautiful view in the background of the Cumbria mountains. Make sure you check the time of the tides as the sea comes in very close to the sand dunes....More

Thank weebles2016
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

A great place to see wildlife, natter jack toads are known in the area... Great walk through the dunes and along the beach... Could easily spend hours there just walking taking in the beauty of the area... A must is keeping aware of the tidal...More

Thank Simon C
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I grew up in this area and fondly remember summer family days out many years ago in the sand dunes at Roanhead. The area is, of course, now a nature reserve with important species of coastal grasses and one of the extremely rare UK habitats...More

Thank John N
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Its a fantastic beach to go too. You drive down a traditional country road quite narrow in places with some passing places if you meet another car or tractor coming the other way, there are fields and thickets and then you come across ponds that...More

Thank evansan
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Had a really beautiful walk scenery stunning ideal for dog walkers Although I didn't have my dog but had my 2 grandchildren they loved it

Thank cumbriaemb
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We were spoiled by blue sky, scudding cloud and gorgeous light of the evening Sun but nevertheless a gloriously wide, flat shelving beach, glistening with water and backed by the fells, all approached through sand dunes. No sign of Natterjack toads but that really would...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 28 May 2017

This spot is well worth a visit spring has lots of interesting flowers. The recently improved Car Park is really good but at present the Snack Bar has only a limited service as it is not connected to the services yet. Best at low tide...More

1  Thank Peter H
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

I take the dogs down here often. The beach is beautiful and the sand dunes are great fun. The nature is abundant and the views over to Black Combe are incredible. Great for families, picnics, kite flying etc. There is a new car park and...More

1  Thank Dee M
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Really lovely sandy/pebble beach with impressive sand dunes. Great for dog walkers or just walkers! Free car park as well.

1  Thank Brian B
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