This large horseshoe bay offers excellent sailing conditions for experienced short boarders. The best winds are from S to N and is known by the locals as one of the windiest places in Britain. In very strong winds, waves do form in the bay but they are only big enough for jumping. It is only possible to sail at high tide and as the water goes out a long way, it is advisable to check the tides before you travel. Allonby Bay is not suitable for inexperienced sailors though, as there is a fairly strong rip tide and the water can get very choppy.
Getting there: From Silloth, take the B5300 S to Allonby and follow the road to the beach
Parking: Car park near the beach
Ideal Wind: S
Accomodation: Local B&B’s
Amenities: Toilets, shops and a bar
Water Quality: P
Suitable for: Experienced