Morecambe and Lancaster Coast Guide
Morecambe is a traditional seaside resort overlooking the wide bay of the same name. It is famed for its stunning sunsets against the backdrop of the wide bay and the distant peaks of the Lake District.
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The promenade area has undergone a major refurbishment recently and this has helped with sea defences and to bring sand back to the beach area. As part of the refurbishment, the Stone Jetty has been revamped as a public area incorporating public art and games. There is also the famous 'must see' statue of Eric Morecambe the British comedian on the promenade.
The abundant bird life and diverse marine habitats make the Bay one of the most important wildlife sites in Europe. It is not advisable to venture out into the bay itself without a guide as the tide comes in very quickly here and the sands can be treacherous if you are not familiar with them.
Behind Morecambe is the historic town of Lancaster which is dominated by its medieval castle. The castle is still in use today as a prison and courthouse. This picturesque town sits astride the River Lune and looks out to the distant hills of the Lake District. There are two museums in the town - the Georgian Old Town Hall in Market Square is now the City Museum and the Maritime Museum is on the quayside.
Places to visit around Morecambe
Morecambe Salt Ayre Sports Centre - Large sports centre with badminton, five-a-side football and dance studios - Doris Henderson Way, Lancaster LA1 5JS
Morecambe Happy Mount Park - Paddling pool, crazy golf, bowling green and kids play area
Megazone - Laser games centre - 94 - 96 Marine Road Morecambe Lancs LA4 4DQ Telephone: (01524) 410224
Tourist Information Centre - Old Station Buildings, Marine Road Central, Morecambe, LA4 4DB Tel: (01524) 582808. Fax: (01524) 582549
Williamson Park - Lancaster
Lancaster Castle - Lancaster
Map of the Morecambe area