Braystones station is close to the shore line and serves the villages of Braystones and Beckermet. The larger village of Beckermet, which has a long history dating back to Saxon and Viking times, lies 3 km/2 miles from the station. In the village centre there are pubs, a small village shop and coffee room.
The Church of St. Bridget also lies in Beckermet and was built in 1842 on the former site of a 7th century church. In the Church of St John in the village centre, every window ledge on the north side of the nave incorporates carvings from Viking crosses. Nearby are the grassy remains of two Norman defences and the ruined Calder Abbey (AD 1134 and 1142). There is no public access to the abbey ruins.