Things to do nearby Whistling Jack's

Whistling Jacks is located in the pretty seaside village of St Bees in west Cumbria. St. Bees has a delightful beach with breathtaking views toward the Isle of Man and is the only heritage coastline between Wales and Scotland to feature an RSBP bird reserve. St. Bees is the start of Wainwright’s famous coast to coast walk (and cycle route) so you can expect to see many eager walkers and cyclists dipping their boots and back wheels in the sea, as they set off.

The mile-long, sandy beach at St Bees is one of the most popular family destinations along the western coast. It is popular with water sports enthusiasts thanks to the For those who like to try the more adventurous things in life the coastline between Whitehaven and St Bees offers plenty of opportunities.

For those with their own boat, sea and surf kayaking are a great way of getting on the water. For those who prefer to be on land, St. Bees golf course offers a challenging round overlooking the beach.

Rock climbing and bouldering are possible to the north, or you can enjoy Cumbria’s coastal cliff walk from St Bees to Whitehaven. The restored historic harbour at Whitehaven now houses a thriving marina and a traditional Georgian town.

It is a popular area for paragliders and hang gliders due to the board flat plateaus and cliff slopes. You will see them launch themselves into the air flying along the coast.

The wide expanses and easy access to St Bees beach have resulted in it becoming increasingly popular with kite buggy enthusiasts and kite surfers. Those that prefer to just fly kites rather than use them as a means of transport will find that there are a number of excellent sites on the coast, free of overhead cables and with sea breezes virtually guaranteed.

Hadrian’s cycle way passes thorugh St Bees, from Ravenglass on it’s way to South Shields. The route is 174 miles long and sign posted throughout. You can cycle plenty of the route using St Bees as a base.

Just up the road at Egremont, Florence Mine was the last working iron ore mine in Europe until it closed in 2008. In it’s hey day it was an industrious iron ore mine. What used to the shower block is now the Florence Mine Centre for Arts. It houses an art gallery, exhibition space and workshops areas. There is also a multifunctional studio where you may be able to catch a film, come to an open mike night, attend a sports class or come to watch shows and plays.

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