Bosuns Locker Café - Roa Island House, Roa Island, Barrow-in-Furness , LA13 0QL - 0871 963 1148
The Clarkes - Rampside, Barrow-in-Furness, LA13 0PX - 0871 963 1166
The Concle Inn - Rampside , Barrow-in-Furness , LA13 0PU - 0871 5297362
Roa Island is home to the rebuilt and modernised lifeboat house and its new RNLI lifeboat. Established in 1864 the station has performed countless rescues and many people owe their lives to the brave volunteer crew of the boat. Also at Roa Island is a hotel, café and a pier where in summer you can catch the small ferry (open boat that holds about 12 people) over to the nearby Piel Island with its castle and pub.
From the causeway to Roa Island approximately half way down on the left (tide permitting) is an area of low lying land known as Foulney Island. It is reached by a shingle and rock walkway and is popular with beachcombers, windsurfers and fishermen. The Island is home to many breeding birds and care should be taken not to stand on the hard to see camouflaged nests on the walkways during breeding season. You must always check the tide times prior to visiting Foulney to avoid getting stranded .
The old Watch Tower customs and excise house that was built in 1847 looks out into Walney channel.
|The old lighthouse on the way to the causeway||A cold day with the sea frozen looking towards Roa Island|