Most people visiting the Lake District flock to the fells for a bracing walk up one of the many mountains that make Cumbria so famous. But many forget that Cumbria also boasts over 150 miles of coastline from Grange over Sands and Morecambe Bay in the south to Barrow-In-Furness in the west.

The area around Silloth-on-solway is a designated area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the charming seaside ports and market towns close to Whitehaven are popular with tourists seeking a seaside holiday. St Bees, just south of Whitehaven marks the starting point of the Wainwright Coast to Coast walk and has a sand and pebble beach which overlooks some of the most dramatic sandstone cliffs which soar over 300 feet high. Dogs are also allowed on the beach which is a real bonus.

And of course you can enjoy your holiday cottage on the Cumbrian coast at any time of the year; what could be better than a bracing autumn walk on the beach with the dog before returning to your cosy cottage for a pot of tea and hot buttered toast!

Search through our selection of cottages that are ideal for that perfect beach holiday in the Lake District.