Visitor Information Centre

Whilst UKSPF funding has been secured in order to increase digital information, the council has had to take the decision to close the physical offer provided by the Visitor Information Centres in Lancaster and Morecambe from September 9 2023. Find out more here.


Morecambe frequently asked questions:


Where are the nearest toilets?

  • The Festival Market LA4 4DW (accessed via the carpark)
  • The Clock Tower LA4 5EQ


Where is the Eric Morecambe Statue?

  • On Marine Road Central, LA4 5AB. It’s part of the TERN project suite of artworks.


Where can I get fish and chips/ice cream?

  • Clock Tower Café (fish and chips, ice cream)
  • Mio Gelato (ice cream)
  • Lewis’s (ice cream)
  • Brucciani’s (ice cream)
  • Soul Bowl (meals and drinks)
  • Black and Thai (meals and drinks)


What is there for children to do in Morecambe?

  • Soul Bowl, Jump Rush, Pleasureland Arcade, Reel Cinema, Beach, Salt Ayre Leisure Centre and Prom (land train, TERN project, Taylor’s Funfair).


Where can I find out what bus to catch?


What are the must-see things in Morecambe?

  • Eric Morecambe statue, TERN project and Stone Jetty, Morecambe Winter Gardens, Morecambe Heritage Centre, The Midland. Amazing walks and views. Happy Mount Park. Morecambe Battery and Prom walks towards Heysham.


Where can I walk my dog on the beach?

  • All beaches are dog-friendly, though beware of fast flowing tides and the possibility of quicksand if you go too far out. The only restriction is that dogs are excluded from Morecambe South and North beaches every year from May 1 until September 30 to comply with the Seaside Award. The awards recognise beaches in England that achieve the highest standards of beach management. Restricting dogs during the summer months also helps to maintain the water quality of the two beaches during their busiest period. Offenders caught breaching these restrictions will be issued with a fixed penalty notice of £100 to be paid within 14 days. This is reduced to £65 if paid within seven days. If a Penalty Notice is not paid, Lancaster City Council may prosecute the offender in the Magistrates Court. The maximum fine on summary conviction is level 3 on the standard scale (currently £1,000).You can report offenders by contacting the Dog Wardens on 01524 582935. Please also remember that dogs need to be on leads while on the promenade and spaces such as the adjacent gardens and Sunny Slopes.


Is there any dog-friendly accommodation in the district?

  • There will soon be a dog-friendly leaflet available, but these listings below accept dogs:


17 Piccadilly Close                            01524 60936
The Borough                                      01524 64170
Travelodge                                        0871 984 6453
Holiday Inn                                       0870 400 9047
Lancaster House Hotel                   01524 844822


The Craigwell                                   01524 410095
The Midland                                     01524  424000
The Clarendon                                 01524 951798
Travelodge                                        0871 984 6479
The Morecambe Bay Hotel           01524 874747
Beach Mount                                   01524 420753
The Royal, Heysham                        01524 859298
Edenvale – self catering                 07739 008301

Rural Lancaster

The Stork                                           01524 751234
Longlands Inn                                   01524 781256
The Lodge                                         01524 825035


Where is the best place to park?


What`s happening tonight/this weekend? Any special events?