To the North East of Morecambe, as you travel up the Promenade towards Hest Bank a string of beaches, each of distinct character are broken by breakwaters formed from locally mined boulders.
The Promenade is Marine Road East and provides free roadside parking, much used by visitors planning to walk along the Prom.
Fisherman's Bay - Sandy
From The Craigwell Hotel to Thornton Road is one of Morecambe's most iconic sandy bays. Access to the deep and long stretch of beach is via a slipway. In the bay local fisherman moor their small strongly coloured boats. The beach is dog friendly all year and has fine sand. There are numerous plants emerging from the tidal and muddy tidal area is distinctive at low tide as the boat keels and chains produce circular patterns showing where the boat has previously rested.
Broadway Beach - Sand and Pebbles
Opposite Broadway where it meets the Promenade the beach is a lovely and fascinating mixture of surfaces, varying from swathes of golden sand, to sand over inset stones and rocks to a large blanket of pebbles. This is a great place to take a bucket and spade as the tide rarely reaches full beach height. It the mood takes you you can create your very own landscape of castles with moats, river systems and rocky mountains. Being dog friendly it is a popular place to take dogs in the morning and evening. Like most of Morecambe beach, it is kept very clean.
Royal Road - Pebbles
Between Broadway and Fisherman's Bay you'll find a long pebble beach, usually with sand at the top wall which makes walking easier. If you like skimming flat pebbles this beach should keep you busy until your arm falls off. Along the beach there are steps up to the Promenade to access or exit. The history of Morecambe Bay includes periods when boulder clay at the end of the ice age
Park Street - golden sand and rock pools
Immediately south of the Boating Lake is a fine stretch of beach, quite wide in places that way to rock pools and pebbles at the waters edge. Such a versatile spot and great for playing in the sand with a spade, diverting the rivulets that drain from the rocks and rock pooling for crabs.
Princes Crescent North - Pebbles
At Princes Crescent, just north west of the boating lake, the beach turns rocky and pebbly for several hundred metres and a good pair of shoes is recommended. As you approach Venus and Cupid statue the shingle bank rises. On the banks of the shingle is where you can discover driftwood and large large seashells hungrily transported by seabirds.