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Morecambe South Beach - Lancashire

© Steve Daniels and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

Morecambe South Beach is a sand and shingle expanse, backed by rocky sea defences. The beach slopes gently into the sea, and is a popular place to relax whilst taking in the sea air during the warmer summer months.

A pleasant promenade, featuring art installations and games for children runs all the way along the seafront. The promenade is also home to the the iconic statue of Eric Morecambe.

A walk along the promenade gives visitors an opportunity to admire the view over Morecambe Bay - the largest expanse of inter-tidal sand and mudflats in the United Kingdom. But be warned, the sands of Morecambe Bay are notorious for their dangerous quicksands and fast-moving tides. Great care needs to be taken in the water and children will need to be supervised at all times.

Dogs must be kept on leads on the promenade and are not allowed on the beach from 1st May to 30th September.

Type of beach

Sand & shingle

Lifeguard service

Yes

Dogs friendly beach?

Dog ban in force

Dogs are banned from the beach.

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Activities

  • Wind surfing

Facilities

  • Toilets
  • First aid point
  • Lost child centre
  • Town centre nearby
  • Deck chair hire
  • Promenade

Nearest town

Morecambe

Postcode

LA3 1HQ

OS grid ref.

SD 4231 6369

Water quality

Water quality star rating

Awards

Quality Coast Award