This is the only stretch of Heritage Coast between North Wales and Scotland. The cliffs are a Site of Special Scientific Interest for their flora, breeding sea bird colonies and geology; there are several Scheduled Ancient Monuments along this stretch of the coast, most notably Saltom Pit and Whitehaven Harbour; and the shore is within the Cumbria Coast Marine Conservation Zone because of its rich boulder communities.
Find out more about the organisations that work together to care for this coast
The Colourful Coast is recognised through many special designations
There are convenient car parks, trains and buses for both Whitehaven and St Bees