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Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve

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What an interesting and lovely place

I loved going here, despite the rain. The Nature reserve was just beautiful, as were the beaches... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Selby, United Kingdom

I remember coming here a lot over the years, the topography has changed a lot, sand dunes smaller... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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“sand dunes”(12 reviews)
“quiet beach”(3 reviews)
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Hawthwaite Ln, Barrow-in-Furness LA14 4QJ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I loved going here, despite the rain. The Nature reserve was just beautiful, as were the beaches. I so wanted to go walking, but we were on our way home, after a couple of days in Barrow in Furness. The Red Hut, was a fascinating...More

Thank atkinsonc6
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I remember coming here a lot over the years, the topography has changed a lot, sand dunes smaller, a lot more grass and bracken. Now National Trust operated so free parking in the small car park for members, two disabled spaces. Made up paths to...More

Thank 973SimonR973
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Just a peaceful place to walk on any kind of day. Unspoiled beech and sand dunes which are big! Wide open views of the lake district mountains. The sound of sea birds and the tide and lots of fresh air. A great place to visit.

Thank Stuart W
Reviewed 9 June 2018

An excellent guide with lots of information about things other than Orchids. This is a lovely place with the best beach for a long way around and great views to visit with an improved Car Park (a charge for non-members) and a snack bar at...More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Wanted to visit this beach for sometime now and glad we did. The views from the dunes and beach across to the Lake District are stunning. It's a relatively quiet beach which was lovely. Whilst the red barn is a great addition the day we...More

Thank waxiMCR
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Sandscale Haws is home to one of the largest populations of natterjack toads in the UK and there are boardwalks running from the new Pay & Display car park to their breeding pools. Lots of areas to walk in from the beach to the dunes...More

1  Thank 938fjg
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Such a lovely bit of coastline and truly an example of 'big skies'. The walks along the coast are beautiful and peaceful and it is great fun for all to explore the sanddunes. There is a small carpark (free to National Trust members) and a...More

Thank Becky G
Reviewed 24 November 2017

This a good place to visit with a variety of habitats the dunes are really interesting. This time of year bird life is good especially at High Tide

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 18 October 2017

A superb sandy beach for walking the dogs or just going for a walk with a beautiful view in the background of the Cumbria mountains. Make sure you check the time of the tides as the sea comes in very close to the sand dunes....More

1  Thank weebles2016
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

A great place to see wildlife, natter jack toads are known in the area... Great walk through the dunes and along the beach... Could easily spend hours there just walking taking in the beauty of the area... A must is keeping aware of the tidal...More

Thank Simon C
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18 August 2018|
Response from Sandscale_Ranger | Property representative |
Hi Daniel. Yes dogs are allowed at Sandscale Haws in September. Preferably they should be on leads but as long us they're under close control that should be fine too