Arnside is a village and civil parish in Cumbria. It faces the estuary of the River Kent on the north-eastern corner of Morecambe Bay, within the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Historically it lay within Westmorland, near the border with Lancashire.
The village lies on the railway line from Lancaster to West Cumbria, which passes over the River Kent via the Arnside viaduct. Up to the 19th century, the village was a port, but building the viaduct caused the estuary to silt up.
The railway line is carried over the River Kent on a viaduct 552 yards (505 m) long, with 50 piers. It was built in 1857 and rebuilt in 1915.
The fells of the Lake District came be seen in the distance.
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Location type: Town
OS Grid: SD454787
Local Authority: South Lakeland
Nearest postcode: LA5 0AD
(for sat-nav purposes only, a beach does not have a postal address!)