The Area & Things To Do Around Bay View
You will find everything you could possibly need during your stay at Bay View Holiday Park, including striking views of the rolling green fields surrounding you, the perfect base from which to explore the Lakes and Morecambe Bay Estuary, and your very own holiday home you can enjoy all year round.
And, of course, there is so much to see and do around Bay View that you won’t lack for entertainment for a single moment! The area is perfect for the whole family, from two of Britain’s favourite seaside resorts, Blackpool and Morecambe, to the fantastic Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that is the 300-square mile Forest of Bowland.
If you love first-class events and attractions that suit everyone, from the littlest ones to the oldest members of the family, centuries-old heritage brimming with history and culture, folklore passed down from generation to generation, and delicious cuisine renowned across the country, Lancashire has exactly what you’ve been looking for!
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Not far from Bay View – in fact, only a short walk away –, is the beautiful village of Bolton-le-Sands. There is so much to enjoy here, such as the friendly local butcher where you will be able to purchase the finest meat and eggs sourced from local farms. If you need something from the grocery store, the local Spar will probably have what you seek!
After a long day of exploring the area, hiking and just having fun with your kids, how about heading over to Potts Pies, the award-winning pie shop, where you can enjoy a delicious treat you won’t be able to get enough of?
We can also cater for you with our own bar, café and restaurant, where you’ll have the chance to experience our seasonal menus, enjoy great (and free) Wi-Fi, and cheer and applaud our live entertainment and participate in our pub quizzes.
When you walk in the other direction along the coast you will find a lot of coffee-and-cake pit stops that will make your stay that much more enjoyable! You have the Bay View Garden Centre & Allium Eatery, which is only 10 minutes away, and a little up ahead is Archers at Red Bank Farm.
If you’re looking to enjoy the sea, Morecambe is the place for you! This seaside town is only three miles away from Bay View and is currently undergoing a vibrant period of regeneration that is breathing new life into it – and attracting more and more people to its beautiful shores.
You won’t lack for anything here, as there are plenty of new shops, restaurants, cafés and bars to linger in. Great atmosphere, fantastic vibes, and striking scenery – that’s what you’ll enjoy when you visit Morecambe.
The crowning glory of the town is, of course, The Midland Hotel, which has been lovingly restored and modernised. This Art Deco Grade II listed building is the perfect haunt for everyone looking for a place to eat and drink while admiring the view of the bay.
When the sun is shining and the day is clear, you can also enjoy spectacular views across the bay to the mountains of the Lake District, especially as you stroll along the Prom.
This historic and culturally rich town is the perfect cherry on top of the cake when you stay at Bay View. Past and present come together here to create an impressive atmosphere that can be felt no matter where you go and what you visit.
From stunning stone façades that take you back to its days as a Georgian port, quirky little shops that live side-by-side with well-known stores, museums and monuments that everyone enjoys visiting, and a fabulous number of pubs, bars and restaurants for all ages.
And culture is something that Lancaster prides itself on. Not only are there two universities here and a student life brimming with excitement, but there are always plenty of activities and events for the whole family to enjoy here.
From the castle and the beautiful canal to fantastic history such as the one surrounding the Pendle Witch trials, as well as a multitude of little villages, pretty ports and peaceful bays, Lancaster truly has something for everyone.
This is Britain’s smallest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and it’s easy to understand why! The stunning greenery blanketing the fields, the rainbow of flowers, the crystalline waters… Silverdale is truly one-of-a-kind and you’ll have a unique experience when you visit.
The village has plenty to offer with local shops stocking the freshest ingredients and produce, amazing panoramic views across the bay from Jenny Brown’s Point, two warm and friendly pubs where you can rest and eat at the end of the day (The Woodlands and The Silverdale Hotel), and an amazing restaurant that serves mouth-watering Indian food.
Both you and your kids will enjoy exploring the local wildlife too. The Leighton Moss nature reserve, run by the RSPB, houses countless birds you will be able to spot, such as breeding bitterns and bearded tits, as well as other animals, like deer and butterflies.
You will also have the opportunity to enjoy a walk through the trees at Woodwell and visit The Wolfhouse Gallery, where art is the order of the day! Arts and crafts, gifts and jewellery, as well as beautifully cosy tearooms with homemade cakes certainly make this spot one to visit!
The village of Arnside is steeped in maritime history, especially in the countless coasters, steamers and yachts that used to call at Arnside. However, over time, the estuary silted up and things changed. This village stands in a rocky peninsula where you will have the chance to take pretty pictures and take in the superb scenery.
The Arnside Knott (522ft) is a prominent feature here, and you’ll often find other visitors enjoying the many bustling shops by the seaside, appreciate the sight of the tide as it sweeps up the bay and eat the delightful local fish and chips on the beach, where you can also watch the salmon leap during sunset.
This picturesque and charming village has so much to offer, from cosy tearooms to tasty restaurants and vibrant pubs. Sit down outside with a pint or a glass of wine and enjoy the view!
Considered to be the ‘Gateway to the Lakes’, Kendal is, in itself, worthy of a visit as well. Brimming with history, culture and beauty, this market town is only 15 miles away from Bay View and has everything you could possibly need during your stay here, from fantastic shops to a market on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
And if you’re looking for something else, something different from all the hiking, exploring and eating you’ve been doing, why not take the whole family to the cinema, visit the 13th century parish church, the Abbot Hall Art Gallery, the museum that offers a glimpse of Lakeland life throughout the years, and so much more?
You won’t lack for things to do or see, so miss out on this town when you’re in the area – you also have to try the famous mint cake, a feature of this fantastic town.
Whether you’re visiting with children, on your own, with your partner, with elderly relatives, with friends, or with a big group, you can rest assured that everyone will enjoy themselves!
The Lake District
What’s not to like about the Lake District? This beautiful location is home to countless animals and plant life that pepper the area, and the many strikingly crystalline bodies of water also make this region well worth a visit. Lake Windermere is the largest natural lake in England, and you will be able to take the whole family out for a sail in its calm and beautiful waters.
Recently designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2017, you will find some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes and scenes. You will also have the chance to climb the highest mountain in England, Scafell Pike, a feat you will be able to brag about for many years to comes, as the mountain usually attracts more seasoned hikers seeking to conquer its secrets.
Brimming with hiking paths, fells, valleys, woodlands and waterways, and providing plenty of opportunities to engage in many sporting activities, the Lake District is truly the pride and joy of the country and features historic villages and culturally-rich locations.
Here, you and the family will certainly enjoy visiting the former homes of Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin and William Wordsworth, as well as strolling through little towns and villages such as Bowness-on-Windermere, Ambleside and Grasmere.
Contact Holgates to learn more about us, the area or our availability; if you wish to speak to a friendly member of our team, call us on 01524 701 508.