We're the Edge - where bold adventures and
enthralling stories begin.
We're the Edge - where bold adventures and
A place for all people
in the heart of the community
We’re the bold architectural point from which adventures into West Cumbria can begin. With contemporary sculptural lines that highlight and hold the dividing line between the land and the sea.
Full of go. Full of energy. Full of yes.
From here, people of all ages can explore the Great Outdoors with ease. Come and experience the open sea with its vast expanses of wind-whipped water or the many paths and trails that venture into the wild West Cumbrian coastline.
From the Edge to the sea.
We will take adventurers beyond the boundaries of land or locked lakes, either powered by paddles or under sail; decisions we leave with you.
For the Mind and Body.
Prioritise your whole being, on land but still connected to the sea.
Art on the Edge.
We are a welcoming and encouraging place to realise ambitions - both big and small.
Sandy beach by the Edge.
Exhibitions at the Edge Cumbria
Phase Two of New Slipway Complete
Phase Two of the new slipway is now completed with the installation of a new pedestrian access from the viewing platform to the beach area.
The steel steps were designed, fabricated and installed by local company Shane Taylor Welding Ltd of Maryport.
This means the viewing platform and slipway is now open for use by pedestrians (and their pets).
The final phase will see the installation of new floodgates in October 2020.
Phase One of New Slipway Complete
Phase One of the new slipway is now completed with the main slipway and viewing platform installed ahead of schedule. Safety barriers to the viewing platform and slipway have recently been installed. The new viewing platform and slipway will be available for use following installation of the new floodgates.
Phase Two is scheduled to be completed early October 2020 and will see the installation of floodgates and additional pedestrian access to the beach area, following which the slipway and viewing platform will be available for use.
New Slipway for the Edge
Visitors to Whitehaven would have noticed intense construction activity at Golden Sands Beach. The new slipway for the The Edge is emerging from the sands with construction ahead of schedule for completion early October 2020.
Delivered by The Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners
Whitehaven is a Trust Port. As such Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners are the custodians (in perpetuity) of the harbour and its environs for the benefit of the local community and stakeholders. The Harbour Commissioners have been in existence since 1708. The Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners in its current form was established in 2007, when the Harbour Commissioners merged with the Whitehaven Development Company that had been set up in the 1990s.
Funded by The Coastal Communities Fund
The Great British Coast has enormous economic potential and this government is determined to see it thrive all year round. That’s why by 2020 the Government will have invested over £200 million in our much loved seaside areas through dedicated programmes like Coastal Communities Fund to help in generating jobs and boosting businesses
- More than 11 million people live across the Great British Coast.
- The coastal tourism industry contributes £8 billion to the economy each year.
- The first four rounds of the Coastal Communities Fund invested over £173 million in 295 projects across the UK. Those projects are predicted to create or safeguard up to 18,000 good jobs UK-wide.
- Across our Great British Coast we’ve got heritage hooks to be proud of, but some of these places need some tender, loving, care. That’s why MHCLG has also invested £7.8 million through the Coastal Revival Fund to get 189 brilliant British coastal heritage assets back into ship-shape.”
Funded by Sellafield Ltd Social Impact Multiplied
Sellafield Ltd’s social impact programme has been refreshed and relaunched as SiX – social impact, multiplied.
SiX is a new approach to social impact which prioritises projects co-created with the community and stakeholders.
It recognises that more can be achieved in partnership and that impact can be multiplied through collaboration.
The programme will focus on family wellbeing, financial education, community activism, and inspiring young people.
Among the initiatives are:
- a £1.3 million fund for community and voluntary groups
- £660,000 to support families
- £175,000 to fund financial education
- schemes to nurture young entrepreneurs
- and a drive to make community activism the norm for young people
It has been developed to address issues identified in CCF’s West Cumbria: Opportunities and Challenges report.