Morecambe North


Morecambe North
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2018 Good

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

A traditional English seaside town with sandy beaches and a long promenade offering views over the extensive sands of Morecambe Bay.


Lots of nearby amusements and watersports such as windsurfing or boating. There is a cinema and bowling alley for rainy days.

Wildlife and Walks

Take a stroll along the promenade, go on a guided walk around the bay or explore the surrounding AONB: Forest of Bowland or Arnside and Silverdale. There are some fantastic reserves to the north of Morecambe.

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by the Environment Agency, during the bathing season, 15th May to 30th September.
Find out more about designated bathing waters.

High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land.
Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?

Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.

Annual classification

2018 Good

What does this mean?

At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either:

Excellent — the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest

Good — generally good water quality

Sufficient — meets minimum standards

Poor — You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

More information about potential pollution sources and improvement plans.


There is currently no weather forecast for this beach.

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Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

Strong currents Strong currents
Tidal cut-off Tidal cut-off

Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach

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Facilities at Morecambe North

Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops Bins Bins



There is parking available next to the beach. A charge applies.

Dog restrictions


Dogs not allowed.

Beach cleaning

Beach cleaned regularly.


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