Drigg Dunes sit between one of the most attractive beaches on the West Cumbria Coast and the estuary of the River Irt. The northern part of the dune system is access land, and the southern part, which ends where the River Esk flows into the sea, is a nature reserve. Drigg Dunes is the home of a large part of the UK population of Natterjack Toads.
To reach Drigg Dunes leave the A595 at Holmrook on the B5344, signposted for Drigg and the beach. This brings you to Drigg village where you turn left just past the last houses (again look for a sign for the beach). The next road along leads to the Drigg Low Level Waste facility, and is a dead end.