Beaches in Morecambe, Lancashire
The beach guide has 4 beaches listed in and around the town of Morecambe.
Morecambe in Lancashire is a classic English seaside town. Much of the town is set around the award winning seafront promenade that overlooks the five mile stretch of sandy coastline. Looking out from the sands of Morecambe Bay you have stunning views of the Lakeland Fells in the distance.
The area was originally made up of three hamlets; Poulton, Bare and Torrisholme until in 1889 they were brought together to create the town of Morecambe that we know today. During the mid-20th century, Morecambe was a very popular seaside resort, drawing wealthy visitors from surrounding Lancashire, Yorkshire and Scotland thanks to its convenient location and railway links.
Perhaps the most famous landmark in Morecambe is the Eric Morecambe statue which is located in pride of place on the promenade. It was created by sculptor Graham Ibbeson to commemorate the town's most famous son and was unveiled by the Queen in 1999. There is also a war memorial positioned near the promenade which commemorates the men of the town who lost their lives in both world wars and the Korean War.
Set overlooking the promenade and Morecambe Bay is the famous Midland Hotel. Dating back to the 1930s and built in an art deco style it has been restored throughout the years and is an imposing building which a rich history. Another key building is the recently renovated Victorian Pavilion (also known as Morecambe's Winter Gardens) which in the past has been a swimming baths, theatre and ballroom.
A popular family attraction in Morecambe is Happy Mount Park with its splash park, mini golf, miniature train and adventure playground. The Platform is also a popular venue, houses in the original railway station, and regularly holds various live music events.
Various events take place in Morecambe throughout the year including the Tutti Frutti 1950s Festival, Kite Festival and Jazz Festival.