A 'moody' Cumbrian village has been named among the UK's 'coolest, prettiest and quirkiest seaside towns'.

Cumbria boasts an incredible coastline of cliffs, sweeping bays and views to the Isle of Man and beyond.

That’s not even all our coasts have to offer. It has some endearing villages seemingly lost in time and away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

That's why Time Out magazine has compiled a list of the best seaside towns. See their full list here.

Bardsea, Cumbria

What’s the vibe? Quiet, moody and utterly atmospheric.

Why go? While hordes of holidaymakers descend on the nearby Lake District, Bardsea village and its vast expanse of marshy sand remains totally serene.

Time Out said: "This is retreat country: marshy grasses lead out into Morecambe Bay, which is overlooked by Conishead Priory, a former abbey that’s now a Buddhist Centre with eye-popping Tibetan architecture.

"The centre couldn’t have found a more beautiful location: this is the perfect spot for doing a bit of soul-searching.

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"Don’t miss Venture out to Chapel Island, a small outcrop off the coast, which was once the site of an ancient chapel built by the monks of Conishead.

"You can only visit when the tide is out and you’ll need to go with an experienced guide who’ll help you avoid the quicksand."

Bardsea Beach

This beach has some great eating options, with a charming cafe and a regular ice cream van.

It is near other eateries for a larger meal, such as The Ship Inn in Bardsea village, and it is a five-minute drive from Ulverston. The beach provides some great views across Morecambe Bay.