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 pretty pleasant.

If anything, I was surprised because the seaside town I remember wasn’t so great. I’m not sure what I expected, 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 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
Morecambe Bay Northern Promenade
Morecambe Promenade

Access for wheelchairs on the promenade is excellent, long, flat and uncluttered.

Morecambe Promenade
Wheelchair Friendly Promenade
Morecambe Accessible Promenade
Wheelchair Accessible Promenade

I think this is pretty cool. You can pick out the mountains in the lake district.

Lake District Mountains
Lake District Guide in Morecambe

As you wander along the promenade, there’s plenty to see, including installations from the Tern Project and the area’s most famous son, Eric Morecambe. There’s even an access ramp up to Eric!

Eric Morecambe Statue
Eric Morecambe Statue on Morecambe Promenade
Flower Bed in Morecambe
Flowers in Morecambe
Access Ramp to Statue
Wheelchair Access Ramp in Morecambe

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

Clock Tower Cafe
Disabled Access Toilets in Morecambe
Disabled Toilets
Accessible Toilets
Accessible Promenade

What I like the most about the promenade is how accessible it is. It’s easy to navigate and has flat sections on uneven surfaces for wheelchairs, prams and bikes.

#2 – The Stone Jetty

I love this jetty; it’s official.

Stone Jetty
Stone Jetty in Morecambe

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

Boats on the Jetty
Boats on Stone Jetty in Morecambe
Stone Jetty in Morecambe
Accessible Stone Jetty
Stone Jetty Views
View Over Morecambe Bay
Wheelchair Access on Stone Jetty
Wheelchair Access on Stone Jetty

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

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

Tern Project 1
TERN Project in Morecambe
Tern Project 2
TERN Statues
Tern Project 4
View of Lake District from Morecambe
Tern Project 5
A Tern on Morecambe Bay

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

Cafe on Stone Jetty
Cafe on Stone Jetty in Morecambe
Jetty View Over Bay
Morecambe Views
Jetty Views
View from Morecambe
Jetty View of Boats
Morecambe Beach

#3 – Happy Mount Park

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

Happy Mount Park
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 unique.

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, pop in for afternoon tea.

Midland Hotel in Morecambe
Midland Hotel in Morecambe
Art Deco Midland Hotel
Art Deco Hotel in Morecambe
Midland Hotel Terrace
Views from Midland Hotel

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. The hotel was a hospital during the war and featured in Agatha Christie’s Poirot – The Midland Hotel.

#5 – Accessible Tourism

Having visited many seaside towns on our travels, we know 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 still has a few things to sort out, but it’s 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.

If you enjoyed this post, you might also enjoy The Fylde Coast, Newby Bridge, and Lakeside.

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We are Rob and Bridget. We are disabled bloggers based in the UK and share wheelchair-friendly holidays, wheelchair-accessible days out and accessible holiday accommodation. We also talk about mobility aids and living with multiple chronic illnesses and disabilities.

7 Comments

    • Thanks so much Geraldine, we appreciate your comment and we’re glad you like the blog.

  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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