Top 5 Reasons to Visit Morecambe in Lancashire

Morecambe and Wise

It’s been some time since I visited Morecambe and do you know what, it’s actually quite pleasant.

If anything, I was surprised because the Morecambe I remember wasn’t so great. I’m not entirely sure what I was expecting, but it wasn’t the clean, friendly, accessible seaside town I found…

On the back of an enjoyable road trip along the Fylde Coast, Morecambe was our next north-west coastal destination.

It was an enjoyable day, so here are my top five reasons why you should visit Morecambe.

#1 – The Award Winning Promenade

We started our walk at the northern end of the promenade. We were treated to excellent views across Morecambe Bay to the lake district.

Morecambe Bay View

Morecambe Bay View of Cumbria

Morecambe Bay Northern Promenade

Access for wheelchairs on the promenade is great, it’s long, flat and uncluttered.

Morecambe Promenade

Morecambe Accessible Promenade

I think this is pretty cool, you can actually pick out the mountains in the lake district.

Lake District MountainsThere’s plenty to see as you wander along the promenade. Including installations from the Tern Project and obviously the area’s most famous son, Eric Morecambe. There’s even an access ramp up to Eric!

Eric Morecambe Statue

Flower Bed in Morecambe

Access Ramp to Statue

About halfway down the promenade, underneath the clock, is a cafe and set of public toilets. There are two disabled toilets, we used a RADAR key, but I think you can also pay!

Clock Tower Cafe

Disabled Toilets

Accessible PromenadeThe thing I like the most about the promenade is how accessible it is. It’s easy to navigate and has breaks in any uneven surfaces for wheelchairs, prams and bikes.

#2 – The Stone Jetty

I love this jetty… it’s official.

Stone Jetty

Seriously, just when I thought Morecambe couldn’t get any better, at the end of the promenade we happened upon The Stone Jetty. And, when I saw the cutouts in the uneven surfaces, I loved it even more…

Boats on the Jetty

Stone Jetty in Morecambe

Stone Jetty Views

Wheelchair Access on Stone Jetty

According to Visit Lancashire – Morecambe Stone Jetty, the jetty is all that is left of the original harbour. It has been transformed into a lovely walk out into the bay.

The TERN Project is a collection of award-winning public art installations which celebrates birdlife found in and around Morecambe Bay.

Tern Project 1

Tern Project 2

Tern Project 4

Tern Project 5

At the end of the jetty, is a cafe serving hot and cold food. It’s a great place to take a rest and absorb the views across the bay.

Cafe on Stone Jetty

Jetty View Over Bay

Jetty Views

Jetty View of Boats

#3 – Happy Mount Park

We didn’t visit happy mount park, but I think it still deserves a mention. If you’re visiting Morecambe, especially with children, happy mount park is a must.

Happy Mount Park

Attractions include:

  • Splash Park
  • Swing Boats
  • Adventure Playground
  • Adventure Gold
  • Train Rides
  • and much more

For more details about what’s on, attractions and events in Happy Mount Park: Visit Happy Mount Park

#4 – The Midland Hotel

As hotels go, the Art Deco-styled Midland Hotel in Morecambe is pretty special.

We didn’t stay there (out of our budget) but it would be silly not to include it in this post. Even if you can’t stay there, still pop in for afternoon tea.

Midland Hotel in Morecambe

Art Deco Midland Hotel

Midland Hotel Terrace

The hotel has a long and colourful history. Now a grade ll listed building, the hotel reopened in 2008 after an extensive refurbishment by Urban Splash. During the war, the hotel was used as a hospital and has also featured in Agatha Christie’s Poirot… The Midland Hotel

#5 – Accessible Tourism

Having visited many seaside towns on our travels, we’re well aware of how inaccessible they can be. But, from our perspective, the promenade and jetty in Morecambe are wheelchair heaven.

More importantly, there does seem to be a concerted effort throughout the town to make it accessible to everyone, for that Morecambe should be commended.

The best compliment we can pay Morecambe is to encourage you to visit…

Visit Morecambe

Morecambe has still got a few things to sort out, but it’s well on its way to becoming a vibrant seaside town again.

If you’re on a budget, especially with children in tow, Morecambe is a great place to visit.

Morecambe has everything you need for a perfect day at the seaside, and the town isn’t over commercialised which means a day out needn’t cost a fortune.

As an accessible destination, Morecambe is easy to navigate, generally flat and designed with access in mind. Please support Morecambe by visiting.

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  1. So glad you love my adopted home town, you’ve made me see it in a new light, we take the prom and its accessibility for cyclists, scooters, buggies and now, of course, wheelchairs for granted. If any of your Bimblers followers also happen to be geocachers, please feel free to contact me through my GC profile (dooberrywoo) and I will happily give you info on accessibility of all the caches in the area.

    • Thanks, Debs. Accessibility is important, it’s little things like the flat areas which make all the difference. Also, thanks for the kind offer to help any of our GeoCacher readers – much appreciated.

  2. Be careful of the Midland Hotel. When you park you have to register your car at their reception and if you are not using the hotel immediately, say you want to look at the market just opposite before your booked lunch as we had hoped to do, they won’t let you park – regardless of having your blue badge for the car and being there in your mobility scooter! We couldn’t believe it but it’s “The hotel policy” says the prat on the desk

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