Activities - Windsurfing Allonby

Not many things beat a day by the seaside.

There's nothing quite like the feel of the sun on your back and waves breaking over your feet. There's also lots of nature and wildlife to discover. Take a long walk along the wide open space that is Allonby Bay or go for a leisurely stroll around the village to explore Allonby's fascinating buildings. You don't know what you might discover in "The Pig in the Bath". Allonby has perfect kite flying weather and for the more adventuerous the beach is a popular venue for kite and wind surfers. Fishing boat trips can be arranged from Maryport.

Other activities include a trip to the aquarium at Maryport. Go for a swim at the local leisure centre, or in the sea. Bank Mill garden centre has a nature reserve, play area and coffee shop.

Maryport Coast Aquarium

Lake District Coast Aquarium Maryport
Winner of the Cumbria Tourism Visitor Attraction of the Year 2010.
Open from 10:00am to 5:00pm everyday except Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Lake District Coast Aquarium, South Quay, Maryport, CA15 8AB
Tel: 01900 817760 Email:

Bank Mill Visitor Centre

Bank Mill Nurseries and Visitor Centre
Garden nursery, play areas, nature reserve, coffee shop and evening bistro.

Bank Mill Visitor Centre, Beckfoot, Silloth on Solway CA7 4LF
Tel: 01900 881340 Email

The Wave Centre, Maryport

The Wave Centre
Entertainment Hertiage and Conference Centre in Maryport. Visitor centre depicting the history of Maryport, with Interactive displays and education facility. and gift shop. The Centre also houses the Tourist Information Centre for the town providing information on local events, attractions and accommodation.

Maryport Maritime Museum
The Maritime Museum is situated on the harbour in the historic town of Maryport in a building which was originally The Queen's Head Public House. It provided hospitality to the many seafarers passing through the busy port in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The museum collection consists of objects, photographs and paintings relating to the maritime, industrial and social history of Maryport and is displayed over two floors. 1 Senhouse Street, Maryport, CA15 6AB Tel. 01900 813738

Spring Lea Holiday & Leisure Centre
Leisure centre with indoor swimming pool, arcade games room and bar serving draught beers and bar meals.

G Twentyman
Groceries abd general store. Not really an attraction but very popular for their delicious ice cream.

PIG in the BATH
Antiques and collectables. Tel. 01900 881417

Hadrian's Cycleway Route IV Allonby to Maryport.
This four mile section of Hadrian's Cycleway provides a safer route alongside the main coast road., offering fine views across the Solway Firth.

The Gincase
Farmhouse tearoom, arts and crafts barn, an art gallery and farm park.

Solway Coast Discovery Centre

Crosscanonby Salt Pans

West Coast Karting
Britain's fastest growing leisure activity. A chance for the general public to experience the thrills and spills of motorsport in relative safety.

Soldiers in Silloth
Figures, battlefield models & audio-visual presentations of military history from around the world. An indoor attraction for all the family.

The Cumbria Coastal Way
(from Silverdale, on Morecambe Bay, to Metal Bridge, north of Carlisle) passes through the Allonby, and walkers can enjoy many miles of fantastic scenery.

The Lakes Distillery
Setmurthy, Cockermouth CA13 9SJ

The Beacon Museum Whitehaven
Situated on Whitehaven's historic Georgian harbour, the Beacon Museum traces the social, industrial and maritime heritage of the area, using local characters, audio-visual displays and fascinating museum pieces.

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