Right on the boundary of the Lake District National Park, Drigg is known for its fabulous sand dunes.
More than a thousand golden acres of pristine dunes sweep down from the glorious high mountains of Scafell Pike behind, down into the North Sea. A great place for you to escape all the crowds of the Lake District and enjoy company with Natterjack Toads; great crested newts and adders that thrive in this special landscape.
Set between the Esk Estuary and Seascale the Dunes at Drigg, along with those in nearby Eskmeals, are sites of specific scientific interest. This is the largest sand dune system in Cumbria supporting species such as sea holly, sea bindweed and blue fleabane. The dunes and the estuary of Eskmeals and Ravenglass also support one of the largest seabird breeding colonies in the northwest.
Drigg has its own train station ( a requested stop) along the Cumbrian Coast Line. Here you will find an inviting cafe and beautiful bespoke craft shop. You can also hop onto a steam train and travel around the Esk Valley on the Ravenglass to Eskdale Steam Railway, taking in the stunning scenery as you do.
The beach itself at Drigg is a superb stretch of sand that appears almost endless at low tide. You can walk for miles northwards, all the way to St Bees Head if you wish, although Sellafield will be far enough for most.