"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Walney Island - Sandy Gap Beach

The beach at Walney Sandy Gap is mainly shingle for about thirty metres towards the sea and is shallow in profile. Beyond this, the beach levels, and becomes sandy down to the sea.

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: Barrow in Furness

Local authority: Cumbria County Council

OS Grid Reference: SD175680

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Things to see and do near Walney Island - Sandy Gap Beach

  • The Dock Museum (1m)
  • Fuzzy Eds at the Owl and Pussycat (1m)
  • The Custom House (1m)
  • LazerZone (1m)
  • Forum 28 (2m)
  • English Heritage Furness Abbey (2m)
  • Swimming at the Park Leisure Centre (2m)
  • Climbing at Park Leisure Centre (2m)
  • Play at Park Leisure Centre (2m)
  • Furness Abbey (4m)
  • South Walney Nature Reserve (4m)

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre
Forum 28
Duke Street
LA14 1HU

Phone 01229 876 505
Email touristinfo@barrowbc.gov.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Saturday 16 December


Chance of rain 86%
Max temp. 2°C
(feels like 0°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1016
Humidity 81%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 79%
Max temp. 3°C
(feels like 0°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 2mph.
Pressure 1016
Humidity 98%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 13%
Max temp. 5°C
(feels like 2°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1017
Humidity 93%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 3%
Max temp. 5°C
(feels like 2°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
Pressure 1019
Humidity 89%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 2°C
(feels like -0°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
Pressure 1021
Humidity 93%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 2%
Max temp. 1°C
(feels like -1°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
Pressure 1022
Humidity 94%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
04:30 GMT
High Tide
10:09 GMT
Low Tide
16:47 GMT
High Tide
22:30 GMT

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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A long sandy beach backed by an expanse of dunes forming a nature reserve to the north. The far north of the beach is used by naturists.

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