The sun was up and the tide was out, so there was only one thing to do! Go for a wander along the shore and watch the waves roll in.
The sun was glinting on the surface of the rock-pools creating this dazzling little effect.
When the tide is out this far, you can peacefully wander all along the coast and really get into the hidden treasures of the rock-pools
I love it when you can see the shapes which have been created in the sand from the current. Always make me feel like I've been trekking in the desert!
There were lots of washed up jellyfish along the shore - I think these are all Moon Jellyfish, which can give a mild sting and cause irritation, it's best to avoid touching them, so I was admiring from behind my camera! There have been sightings of Lion's Mane Jellyfish along St Bees as well, which apparently can have a much more uncomfortable sting and can cause nasty reactions so I always give any jelly a wide berth!
And another. I believe they're attracted by the warm, salty water which is at a much higher temperature come the summer time, but it was touch and go having to dodge all of the washed up jellies, so if you find yourself down here, keep an eye out! There must be a jellyfish bloom in the waters at the moment.
The best feeling in the world, for me, is standing and watching the waves roll in. The water was pleasantly warm and the sky was a clear blue.
There were several dogs playing in the surf as we walked along and it's so lovely to watch. Sometimes you can see people riding their horses along the beach and then follow hoof-prints in the sand!
I did try to search for a new Razor Fish shell as my old, empty one got smashed up in my bag as I was moving - I'm a bit of a shell and pebble collector, but no such luck on this try!
I love all the different types of seaweed that wash up on the shoreline - I think this is Bladderwrack but it looks like it's tangled up with some other species too!
I could easily have stayed there all afternoon.
I know I always recommend visiting this place but it really is gorgeous. There's a little tea-room and a caravan and chalet park off behind the beach (which is where we stayed the first time we ever came to Cumbria) but I love how peaceful this place is and if you head up and around St Bee's head on their cliff-top walk, you can watch the nesting seabirds as the RSPB have a reserve there where you should be able to spot Fulmar's, Gullemots, Razorbills, Kittiwake's and of course the infamous Herring Gull.
I love it - possibly my favourite place in the whole of Cumbria.
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Have a lovely weekend!