Southerness Beach and Lighthouse

Animals & Wildlife, Beaches
Southerness beach is a vast expanse of sand and rocks offering breathtaking views across the Solway Firth towards the Lake District.

About Southerness Beach and Lighthouse

With its combination of sand and rocks, the beach at Southerness is popular for its clean white sands, and is a great spot for paddling at high tide. At low tide, mud flats and rock pools reveal themselves and are ideal for exploring. The beach is well recognised due to the tall white lighthouse that sits at the western end of the beach. Built in 1749, it is unusually square in shape. Although no longer a working lighthouse it is sometimes open to visit.

Southerness Beach is very popular with families and walkers alike: The dog-friendly beach stretches either side of Southerness point, offering fantastic views over the Solway Firth. It sits beside the small village of Southerness, which can be reached by turning off the main A710, a mile south of Kirkbean. At the eastern end of the beach is Powillimount Beach, with its outstanding rock formations, it is worth the half and hour stroll from the lighthouse.

Parking and public toilets are available at Southerness Point.

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