Haverigg is a small, pretty seaside village with a population of around 1850. Being unspoilt and boasting Cumbria‛s only WakePark it is surrounded by beaches and breathtaking beauty.
Believed to derive for the Old Norse and translated as ‘the hill were oats are grown‛ Haverigg lies at the mouth of the Duddon Estuary, a protected area important for birds and wildlife. It also boasts an extensive Blue Flag beach which stretches it‛s way around to the ‘sea wall‛. This wall hosts a lighthouse and helps to protect nearby Hodbarrow lagoon, an RSPB Wildlife Reserve with SSSI status (Site of Specific Scientific Interest).
There are two caravan parks and a camping ground as well as many holiday cottages and bed and breakfast facilities.
Within one of the parks, Port Marina Holiday Village, is Cumbria‛s only WakePark, the only venue to offer boat sports without a speed restriction! Try your hand at Cable/ Wakeboarding; Waterskiing; Kneeboarding; Stand up Paddle Boarding; Banana rides and Boat Rides! When you have finished all that grab a drink and bite to eat at the onsite Ski Bar, providing great food and entertainment.
Within the village you will find shops, a post office, chip shop and several pubs On the front are car parking facilities, public conveniences , a children‛s adventure park and a traditional Beach Cafe offering delicious home cooking at a very reasonable price. Along from here is Haveriggs own Inshore Rescue, Look out for the sculpture ‘Escape to Light‛ which was installed on the coastal walk and dedicated to all Inshore Rescue Teams within the UK.