Morecambe Bay stretches from Fleetwood in Lancashire all the way up to the south Lakelands in Cumbria. A treasure trove of hidden coves and beaches to explore, the bay takes in a number of 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. Travelling to Morecambe Bay is convenient from Hawthorns Caravan Park, in just over 10 minutes in a car you can arrive at the town of Morecambe.
If you’re looking for a day out by the sea at Morecambe Bay or a perfect coastal spot to watch the sun go down – here are a few of the best beaches to visit in the large estuary…
Half Moon Bay, Heysham
Half Moon Bay stretches from the wall of Heysham Harbour up the coast to the Heritage Centre at Lower Heysham. The area has lots to explore with particular archaeological interest with its stone graves and ancient ruins of St Patrick’s Chapel. Looking beyond Heysham Power Station, you’ll experience views across and Morecambe Bay and the Lake District fells. A ferry service to the Isle of Man runs from the harbour at Heysham.
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For a traditional seaside experience head to the seafront at Morecambe. The ongoing investment in the seafront area has resulted in a wonderful promenade and gardens area. There’s no end of things to see and do. In September, the popular Vintage by the Sea festival takes place. A chance to dress up and celebrate vintage fashion, classic motor vehicles and entertainment from a bygone golden era.
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Located on the shores of Morecambe Bay, Silverdale Cove is not your average sandy beach. Great for walkers, it consists of a range of footpaths, caves and rock pools. To top it off, the picturesque Lancashire village of Silverdale is nearby and definitely worth a visit. A stunning example of the beauty of Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Situated just short of 8 miles northwest of Hawthorns.
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Sandy Cap, Walney Island
Sandy Cap offers mile upon mile of glorious sandy beach to stroll along. The area is complimented by stunning views in every direction – perfect for long walks and beachcombing. Black Combe Fell is a prominent feature of the inland horizon and when visibility is clear, the Isle of Man can be seen out to sea. North Walney Nature Reserve is the nearby habitat for many species of plants and unusual forms of wildlife. Sandy Gap is also the starting point for the 80 mile long Morecambe Bay Cycleway, a great location for heading off on tow-wheeled adventures.
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Sandscale Haws is a National Trust managed nature reserve on the Duddon Estuary in Cumbria. Known for its spectacular south lakeland views and shifting sand dunes, Sandscale is 264 hectares of untamed coastal beauty to explore. Sandscale Haws is a 10 minute drive from the industrial seaport of Barrow-in-Furness.
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We hope you’ve feeling inspired to explore the amazing and unique coasts in Morecambe Bay. If the idea owning a dream holiday home near these coastal attractions appeals, browse our Static Caravans in Lancashire, near Morecambe and the Lake District.