“The tiny halts at Braystones and Nethertown are as remote as anything British Rail has to offer. Nethertown station seems suspended between the cliff face and the sands”. (Pearson’s 1992 railway guide),
Nethertown railway station lies on the Cumbria Coastal Way and walkers heading north can aim for St Bees Head in the distance.
The low line of cliffs, approx 30 metres high, prevents views inland from the train but, instead, there are stunning views out to sea and you will see the colourful cottages and beach huts located along the shingle ridge of the shore line, just below the railway.
There is no parking available at the station and turning cars at the station requires some skill due to the steepness and narrowness of the lane. But don’t be put off, take a walk to the beach from this remote railway station by the sea.