This red sand beach is revealed in its full glory at low tide; at higher tides, only shingle remains. The beach is backed by low cliffs and has been awarded a Seaside Award, recognising its cleanliness. Activities include wind surfing, kite surfing, rock climbing, bouldering, swimming, jet skiing, water skiing, canoeing and paragliding. Wainwright's Coast to Coast walk starts here; and for birdwatchers, there is an RSPB nature reserve on the headland, St Bees Head, home to England's only Black Guillemot colony. You may also spot puffins and terns here.