Photo of Solway Coast

Visit Solway Coast

The Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is situated on the coast of Cumbria, north-west England where it forms the English part of the Solway Firth which separates England from Scotland. The region extends from near Maryport at its southern end to Rockcliffe Marsh on the border with Scotland at the north.

The region is best known for its scenery, with a mix of low cliffs and hills backing the coastal area  - note that the highlight of a visit comes at sunset when you can see Solway Coast looking its best with lovely views out to sea and across to the Scottish coast as the sun passes below the western horizon.

As well as its scenic attractions, the Solway Coast is also renowned for the diverse range of flora and fauna it attracts, predominantly sea-birds and other birdlife.

The Solway Coast visitor Information centre is based in Silloth (although Silloth itself falls just outside the boundary of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). While here be sure to also visit the Solway Coast Discovery Centre (entry charge payable) to learn more about the history and development of the region.

See also: 

Map of Solway Coast and places to visit