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. 

                                                          Morecambe beach

Morecambe BayFor details of  Morecambe Hotels and Holidays, Guest Houses, Cottages  and to visit Attractions. Go to Morecambe Hotels  Guest Houses and Cottages

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.

                     Eric Morecambe Statue        Lancaster Castle        Lancaster castle 


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

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