Information for visitors
Beaches and coastal attractions
We have four award-winning beaches in Copeland and numerous opportunities for getting out and about to enjoy the coastline. Here we signpost you to information about the coast as well as some of the projects we are involved in to enhance and protect our coastline.
A leaflet about the coastal village of Seascale, an ideal location for exploring the spectacular Western Lake District coast and fells.
Copeland is a place of contrasts, from mountains to valleys, lakes to the sea. It offers plenty for lovers of the great outdoors along with a wide range of attractions for visitors and residents of all ages.
Copeland, like the rest of Cumbria, is a great place to cycle. Whether you are leaving the car behind and commuting to work, doing the full 'coast to coast' experience or simply want a day out in the countryside with friends and family. You will find quiet country lanes, cycle paths and endless refreshment oppportunities to make your cycling more enjoyable.The Lake District National Park Authority and Cumbria Tourist Board websites are a great place to start.
Copeland is very well placed for walking. You can enjoy an amble around one of the many villages and hamlets or undertake something more challenging like the 'coast to coast walk'. With most of the borough within the Lake District National Park you are guaranteed great countryside and endless opportunities for refreshment stops and overnight accommodation.
- How much does it cost to visit the Beacon?
- Can I donate something to the Beacon's collection?
Where is the Beacon?
The Beacon is located on the harbourside in Whitehaven, West Cumbria.
Welcome to The Beacon
Welcome to the new look Beacon Museum. Want to win a free family pass to the Beacon Museum? Complete our survey to enter.
The Beacon Museum "Harbour Gallery" Programme
The Harbour Gallery is the museum's temporary exhibition space, displaying up to 6 exhibitions per year. Entry is free unless otherwise stated.
The Uncelebrated Art of the Fowlers
A collection of artwork, never displayed before in its entirety, is now on show at The Beacon Museum in Whitehaven. This free exhibition of artwork from the little known but extremely talented Frank and Beryl Fowler is on display in The Harbour Gallery until 7th September.
- What are the opening hours of the Beacon?
- Is there car parking near the Beacon?
- How long does it take to look round the Beacon?