Walney Island is connected to the mainland via a bridge which leads to the town of Barrow-in-Furness. The island is around eleven miles long and less than a mile wide at its widest point however it boasts over ten miles of beautiful unspoilt coastline with spectacular views of the Lakeland fells.
There are two spots on Walney Island which are popular with the locals and tourists alike. Earnse and The Tip are quite large, very gently shelving sandy beaches with no real hazard. Walney Island also has two fantastic nature reserves, North and South Walney. Both of which are a haven for wildlife thanks to the sand dunes, shingle, open pools, salt marshes and mudflats that are so typical of this area.