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What does Morecambe have to offer?

There’s a lot of things to do in Morecambe, the seaside town in the county of Lancashire, on the southern coast of Morecambe Bay. It is quite a popular tourist destination, especially for those living in the north of England, with flocks of tourists heading to the area each summer. The town has lots of different accommodation options for travellers, as well as a selection of restaurants, bars and pubs for those wanting a bite to eat or a drink. There are lots of things to do when visiting Morecambe, some of which can be found below.

Morecambe Beach

No visit to Morecambe would be complete without a trip to the beach. It’s a very popular place for beachgoers in the summer, with the beach itself having a lovely, sandy feel to it. Those wanting something a little quieter might be best heading down to Morecambe Bay and away from Morecambe itself – the views of the area from here are simply gorgeous, having a rugged beauty to them. Tourists should make sure they check Morecambe tide times before going down to the beach and it is important to ensure you are safe if you do decide to have a dip in the sea.
things to do in morecambe
things to do in morecambe


After a walk on the beach, visitors can explore the town itself, with many traditional seaside institutions present, such as the amusement arcades, fish and chip shops, ice cream parlours & the promenade. The Festival Market on Central Drive also provides a shopping experience just off the promenade. There are also two cafes within the Festival Market, meaning people can stop for a bite to eat and a drink before continuing on.

The Bay Cycle Way

One of the things people like to do on holiday is to cycle, with Morecambe having some of its own cycling paths for you to use. The Bay Cycle Way is one of the more popular cycle trails in the area, starting on Walney Island near Barrow, with the path following right round to Glasson Dock. The Bay Cycle Way passes through Morecambe – as well as giving tourists some exercise, it will also help to show them the area, so it’s recommended that new arrivals check out The Bay Cycle Way if they don’t know the area too well.

things to do in morecambe
things to do in morecambe

The Tern project

The Tern project is a beautiful series of award-winning sculptures and other pieces of art that is situated upon Morecambe’s seafront and promenade. The Tern project provides a perfect place for those looking for some culture on their trip, and with it also being free to look at it is appealing to tourists on a tight budget. Particular favourites include the huge compass sculpture behind the Midland Hotel and the statue of Eric Morecambe, which was designed by Graham Ibbeson and opened by the Queen in 1999. The trail also includes puzzles, jokes and facts about the area, with a range of local quotes also present – those wanting to learn more about the history of the area should check this attraction out.

Local pubs and restaurants

Like any other seaside town, Morecambe has a range of pubs and restaurants to explore. Some key choices include The Smugglers Pub on Poulton Road, The Joiners Arms on Queen Street and the Owls Nest on Elms Road. As well as the many fish and chips shops in the area, there are lots of well-rated restaurants in Morecambe, for example, The Brasserie Greek Restaurant on Queen Street, Atkinson’s Fish & Chip Restaurant on Albert Road and the Blue Mountain Restaurant on Marine Road East.

things to do in morecambe

Things to do in Morecambe with kids and toddlers

Families often go on holiday to Morecambe, so it is important to make sure there are enough activities to do with children. The Soul Bowl Boutique Bowling Centre in Morecambe offers bowling and has a good reputation for food, whereas the Reel Cinema will do for a rainy day. Those on a budget can check out Splash Park at Happy Mount Park – this is a local play area that also has a water zone for children to play in when it becomes too hot outside. The Jump Rush Trampoline Park offers a different experience that many people will not have tried yet, also giving a good burst of exercise to tire the kids out at the end of the day.



Why not check out one of our Holgates self-catering cottages meaning visitors will never be too far away from Morecambe. To find out more, view our cottages.

Leisure Facilities at Silverdale Holiday Park

Enjoy complimentary access to our 5-star leisure facilities at Silverdale Holiday Park during your stay in one of our nearby holiday cottages.

Leisure facilities include: swimming pools, sauna, steam room, spa pool.

Additional facilities include: gym, bowling lanes, bar, restaurant, shop, play areas & ice cream parlour (fees may apply).

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Places to Visit

Places to Visit

Silverdale & Arnside

This pair of charming coastal villages offer exquisite natural surroundings alongside independent shops, food outlets and plenty to explore; all just a stone’s throw from our cottages.

Enjoy some of our favourite spots in Silverdale, including views of Morecambe Bay from Jenny Brown’s Point, or discover wonderful keepsakes at Wolf House Gallery.

Between the two villages you climb the heights of Arnside Knott, which offer sweeping views of the area. Let’s not also forget charming shops and food outlets in Arnside, along with Levens Hall just a 10 minute drive from Arnside.

Lancaster, Morecambe & Carnforth

Nearby towns and cities such as Lancaster, Morecambe and Carnforth are great places for days out during your stay!

Explore the historic city of Lancaster, with must see places including: Lancaster CastleMaritime MuseumWilliamson’s Park and the Ashton Memorial.

Discover the history of Carnforth’s rail at the Carnforth Station Heritage Centre or walk the promenade in Morecambe. Lancaster, Morecambe and Carnforth are also great for a spot of shopping or a bite to eat!

The Lake District

There are endless discoveries to be made in the Lake District, with Windermere approximately just a 40 minute drive from our cottages which is perfect for days out in the Lake District!

Take in the charm of Windermere and Bowness, with plenty of cafes, restaurants and water activities including Windermere Lake Cruises.

If you have little ones, why not visit The World of Beatrix Potter?

Of course the true passtime in the Lake District is walking, with enough routes to last a lifetime including the famous Wainwright’s Scafell Pike and Helvellyn.

Further Afield

If you’re not afraid of a slightly longer journey to explore even more of the fantastic places in and around our region, why not venture to some of favourite spots below!

Ingleton Falls (approx 18 miles)
Fantastic sights and a splendid walk through Ingleton Waterfalls will make for memories that last a lifetime!

Malham Cove (approx 35 miles)
Spot Peregrine Falcons nesting in this geographical wonder, famously used as a location to film Harry Potter.

Farleton Knott (approx 9 miles)
Offering views across Silverdale, Morecambe Bay, Lancaster and the Lake District – Farelton Knott is a magnificent walk within easy reach from the M6.

Scorton (approx 22 miles)
South between Lancaster and Preston, the village of Scorton is wonderful place to stroll and enjoy at a slower pace. Be sure to pop into local garden centres and Wyresale Park.