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St Bees
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St Bees Head
St Bees shown within Cumbria
Population 1,801 (2011)
OS grid reference NX971115
Civil parish
  • St Bees
District
  • Copeland
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ST. BEES
Postcode district CA27
Dialling code 01946
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
  • Copeland
List of places
UK
England
Cumbria
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St Bees is a coastal village, civil parish and electoral ward in the Copeland district of Cumbria, England, on the Irish Sea. It was originally in the historic county of Cumberland.

Within the parish is St Bees Head which is the only Heritage Coast between Wales and Scotland which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. It is an RSPB reserve and has the largest seabird colony in north-west England. St Bees Lighthouse stands on the North Head which is the most westerly point of Northern England..

St Bees is a popular holiday destination due to the coastline and proximity to the Western Lake District. In the village there is the Norman St Bees Priory, and St Bees School founded in 1583. The Wainwright Coast to Coast Walk starts from the north end of St Bees Bay. The village is served by the Cumbrian Coast Railway.

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