Morecambe enjoys one of the finest views from its promenade of any seaside town in England, a magnificent sweep of coastline and bay, looking across to the Lakeland mountains.
Watch wonderful waders and admire the marine–inspired artwork around the town.
Enjoy afternoon tea at the iconic Midland Hotel and afterwards take a walk to see the Eric Morecambe statue standing in his famous pose, always a favourite for young and old.
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Things to see and do in Morecambe
Morecambe offers you the chance to enjoy the many pleasures of the seaside, whether it’s flying kites, building sandcastles or enjoying the views across the bay.
Stroll along the award winning promenade with an ice cream or have fun seeing it on two wheels, before grabbing a picnic and heading on down to the beach for a spot of sandcastle making or kite flying!
Eric Morecambe statue on Morecambe Promenade
The Midland Hotel
One building you can’t fail to notice is the 1930’s Midland Hotel, an art-deco masterpiece which has been lovingly restored in recent years.
Enjoy an afternoon tea overlooking the panorama of the Bay, treat yourself to a glass of wine in the Rotunda bar, and visit the stunning Eric Gill artworks on display in the foyer and at the top of the sweeping staircase.
Places to eat in Morecambe
There’s plenty of scope for ice cream, fish and chips and other seaside fare whilst you amble along the seafront, but if you prefer to eat indoors then there’s an array of cafés and restaurants to tempt your taste buds.
Happy Mount Park
Further down the prom lies Happy Mount Park, where family-friendly attractions complement the atmosphere of peace and tranquillity of a traditional park.
Swing-boats, mini-golf, trampolines, a miniature train, a splash park and a zip-wire will keep the kids amused whilst you enjoy the park’s landscaped surroundings.
Shopping in Morecambe
If you’re in the mood for shopping, Morecambe has a great mix of quirky, independent shops. Visit boutique stores and gift shops along the Promenade or head to the town centre for some high street shopping.
In the last few yeas, on the back of Vintage by the Sea festival, Morecambe’s burgeoning group of vintage shops are gaining a strong reputation among vintage fans and collectors.
Book a short break or holiday
There are plenty of places to stay in Morecambe and many offer amazing sea views. For a comfortable and relaxing visit, just visit our Where to Stay page to browse our list of bed and breakfasts, guest houses, hotels, camping and self-catering accommodation.
In the evenings, The Platform is the place to go to take in a theatre show, comedy gig or concert. A fantastically unique live entertainment venue situated in a restored Edwardian railway station on the promenade. Live music, comedy, theatre, children’s shows, community events.
The Platform is also home to Morecambe’s Tourism information.
Morecambe Winter Gardens
This spectacular Grade 2 listed building was originally built as the Victoria Pavilion Theatre in 1897 and was an extension to the existing Winter Gardens complex, which has since been demolished.
Thanks to the fantastic work of the Friends group, the Theatre is now open every Sunday for tours and even hosts the occasional concert. Check out the Winter Gardens website for more opening information and a list of incoming events.
View Morecambe from the air
Get a unique perspective of the seaside town of Morecambe from the air.
Food and Drink Trail
Morecambe’s food and drink trail highlights the variety of foods and beverages that Morecambe has to offer visitors and residents alike.
The trail takes you on a journey through Morecambe’s pubs, bars, restaurants, and cafes. From real ale bars, great, quirky coffee shops, takeaways to traditional pubs and even a multi-award-winning bistro.