The fells aren’t for everyone and it’s worth remebering when visiting the Western Lakes that this area is also framed by miles of coastline.
We’re reviewing and championing Seascale beach today as a great place for dog walking. I think anyone that is local will agree, it really is a popular spot for dog walking all year round. Beaches are so good for dogs allowing them the most amount of public outdoor space to run around and Seascale is no exception and with great views to boot.
To the north and St Bees Head can be seen, to the south Black Combe and Corney and across the sea, on a clear day, the Isle of Man is in sight. There is only a few metres of shingle and stones before just masses of sand where fetch and chasing can be done in an abundance. When walking south on Seascale beach, if you keep going you’ll reach Drigg where the valleys of Wasdale and Eskdale will come in view as well as the estury at Ravenglass. Drigg has miles of sand dunes that can be a handy escape from an incoming tide. Tide time shsould always be noted when walking on any of this coastline as they can come in very fast.
From a practical and amenity point of view, Seascale has an excellent and large and free car park, convenience stores, a chemist & post office and fabulous ice cream parlour and a train station. The train station being right on the front and an excellent means of travel to Seascale with dogs.