More info: Morecambe Bay stretches from the south west coast of Cumbria to Fleetwood in Lancashire and includes well known coastal towns such as Grange Over Sands, Morecambe and Heysham. The vast area of sand and mudflats is the largest of its kind in the country, covering a total area of 310 square kilometres. Visitors need to be aware of the dangers in the area as it has incredibly fast tides, quicksand and other hazards making it dangerous to stray far out into the bay.
Morecambe itself, is a traditional English seaside town with sandy beaches, gardens and a seafront promenade offering impressive sunsets and views over the extensive sands of Morecambe bay.
The promenade has been restored and now features public works of art. One of Morecambes most popular attractions and photo opportunities is the statue of the famous comedian Eric Morecambe by Graham Ibbeson. The art-deco façade of the Midland Hotel has also been restored to its former glory and in front of the hotel a stone jetty with benches and ornamental birds juts out into the sea.
Happy Mount Park at the eastern end of Morecambe has a wealth of attractions and activities for all the family. The main venue for performing arts and entertainment in Morecambe is The Platform which hosts comedy and dance shows, theatrical performances and music concerts.
Games arcades along the Promenade have traditional seaside games such as tuppeny pushers and bingo (the term itself originated in Morecambe, along with helter skelter), one armed bandits, and video games.