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Morecambe Bay is surrounded by attractive towns and villages. At its heart is the seaside town of Morecambe, the birthplace of Eric Morecambe, and his statue, unveiled by the Queen in 1999, has become one of the most photographed in the country. Strike the famous Morecambe and Wise pose beside the comic for the perfect souvenir of your visit. The Eric Morecambe statue is a highlight of Morecambe’s promenade which has yet another iconic destination The Winter Gardens theatre which regularly opens its doors for guided tours. Today, there’s a varied programme of entertainment at The Platform, once the town’s railway station, which is also home to Morecambe Visitor Information Centre.
And there’s more traditional family fun on offer at Happy Mount Park with its adventure playground, splash park and other attractions, guaranteed to bring a smile to your face.
Morecambe Bay is also a birdwatcher’s paradise all year round but from August to April everyone can enjoy spotting the thousands of birds who return to Morecambe Bay from their breeding grounds. Many of these birds, including oystercatchers, knot, and curlew, inspired the awardwinning Tern Project, a series of unusual artworks along Morecambe’s Central Promenade and Stone Jetty.
Morecambe Bay also takes in the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Arnside itself has a lovely promenade with more stunning views which can also be appreciated from Arnside Knott, a 500 foot limestone hill. The pretty village of Silverdale has attracted visitors for centuries, among them the Victorian novelist Mrs Gaskell who frequently holidayed there.
Morecambe is also a great base for exploring South Cumbria or the North West of England, whether it’s a day in nearby Lancaster or discovering the beauty of the Lake District or Lancashire countryside. So whether you choose to stay for just a few nights or longer you can book your accommodation direct or online with us.