Not only does the coast have the bustling harbour of Whitehaven in the north and the red sandstone village of St Bees in the south, there are many other gems to be found in between – here are some of our favourites
All that remains of the 19th century Wellington Pit.
The last working coal mine in Whitehaven
The first undersea coal mine in England
A wide isolated bay down a scramble from the clifftop path
A beautiful shingle beach only accessible by foot or by boat
The first lighthouse was built here in 1718