FOR this week's Nostalgia we wanted to take a look at what's been happening at St Bees Beach over the years.

The beach stretches for a mile from St Bees Head and consists of vast sandy areas with a pebble slope.

It spans from South Head to Seamill Lane, the sand is exposed at most states of tide except for a couple of hours either side of high tide.

Towards the northern side of the beach is a promenade that extends a towards the red sandstone cliffs in the central section of the beach. Beyond these the beach is backed by St Bees Golf Club.

On St Bees Head there is an RSPB nature reserve which is home to a range of seabirds including: guillemots, kittiwakes, fulmars and razorbills. Peregrines and ravens can also be spotted above the sandstone cliffs.

These cliffs support an array of flora and fauna and the Isle of Man can be visibly seen on a clear day.

The beach attracts thousands of people throughout the summer months and there are pubs and cafes nearby to enjoy.

Families often flock to the beach with their children to build sandcastles and enjoy a dip in the sea whilst the sun's out.

The location is the start of Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk which runs for 190 miles, stretching through the Lake District and then finishing at Robin Hood's Bay in the North East.

The village of St Bees dates back over a thousand years, with the Priory Church dating back to 1120, it's here that you can find out about the story of the 'St Bees Man'.

These photos show some of what has happened at St Bees Beach in recent years, we hope that they help to bring back some fond memories for some of you.