Morecambe has long been a desirable holiday location in the UK. With its easy access to the Lake District and its sandy beaches, it’s easy to see why. With a whole host of existing factors bringing people to the area, and a number of exciting new ones, it couldn’t be a better time to visit.
With this in mind, it’s also the perfect time to consider buying a holiday home in Morecambe. With large investment into the area currently underway, it could be a prudent time to invest, with new projects and festivals offering the prospect of increased visitors to the area.
Dive right in to our top reasons for buying a holiday home in Morecambe Bay now!
Eden Project North provides exciting opportunities
With a penned completion date of Spring 2023, the exciting new venture Eden Project North will replicate, and expand on, the existing legacy of Eden Project Cornwall, right in the heart of Morecambe.
Cornwall has benefitted from an extra £2billion to the local area since the Eden Project opened its doors in 2001, according to Coun Dr Erica Lewis, leader of Lancaster City Council. With the opportunity of new jobs and the increase in visitors it will hopefully bring, buying a holiday home before it opens its doors could potentially be a prudent move.
The project is going to include its own version of the famous biodomes at the original Eden Project, housing plants from across the world, as well as viewing platforms, theatrical experiences and education & research facilities.
A short drive to the Lakes and even closer to the Forest of Bowland
Morecambe is uniquely positioned to act as a portal to two of the country’s most beautiful areas. The Lake District is just a short 40 minute drive away, making Morecambe the ideal base for exploring them. In peak season the Lakes can be incredibly busy, so having space to escape but the proximity to explore makes Morecambe a great place to have a holiday home.
Alongside the Lakes there’s the Forest of Bowland, a registered Area of Natural Beauty (AONB). While the Lakes may get a lot of the attention, Morecambe is even closer to the Forest, which offers stunning views and incredible walks all year round.
Sandy beaches without a pebble in sight
Morecambe Bay is made up of amazing beaches. These beaches are sandy, with hardly a pebble in sight. Ranging from family-friendly beaches by the promenade through to dog-friendly beaches, there’s a patch of sand with your name on it, waiting for you to take off your shoes and wriggle your toes.
The chance of owning your own holiday home near one of these famous beaches is one that should not be missed, with recent studies linking the proximity of the sea to good mental health.
Many factors are increasing the demand for staycations
Not only is being near the sea potentially good for you, but there’s been a rise in interest in staycations, with various political, financial and environmental factors driving many to consider staycations instead of going abroad. Whether they are trying to save money, cut down their carbon footprint or avoid issues with travel, people from all generations are considering swapping the beaches of Europe for those of the UK.
With Cumbria’s access to the outdoors, the opening of Eden Project North and many attractions for animal lovers, it’s the perfect place for environmentally-conscious people to visit.
10 minute drive from historical Lancaster
Nearby Lancaster is steeped in history. Just a short drive from Morecambe you’ll find the small city, boasting imposing castles, fascinating museums, stunning cathedrals and picturesque canals. With links to the royal family stemming back generations, there’s always a new piece of the area’s history to discover.
Not only that, but the city boasts an excellent food & drink scene, with microbreweries, markets and small independent eateries. Owning a holiday home in Morecambe uniquely positions you to visit the city but stay away from the crowds, and offers something different to those visiting the area.
Affordable activities for all the family
Morecambe bay is the ideal destination for families looking to unwind. There’s activities for every age group, with excellent golf courses, sandy beaches, farm parks and a whole host of other attractions in the area. It’s the ideal family getaway, and owning your own holiday home makes it the perfect place to visit again and again.
A burgeoning festival scene
The surrounding area has a number of festivals, from food & drink to kites, music and vintage. With Kendal Calling recently moving to Penrith, the area’s been ripe for new festivals to emerge.
Highest Point in Lancaster is going from strength to strength, with performances from huge artists, like Rag N Bone Man. Since its inception a few short years ago it’s attracted some of the biggest artists around and Morecambe makes a great base to experience it from.
Every September Morecambe gets a vintage makeover, when Vintage by the Sea takes over the town. Showcasing everything from 20th century design, fashion, vehicles and entertainment, it’s truly a magical time to be in Morecambe. These festivals, and others like them, are bringing new visitors to the area every year, and make it an excellent area to buy a holiday home in, with demand only increasing.
All of these reasons, from the new Eden Project and sandy beaches through to the wonderful festivals and local sights, make now a perfect time to buy a holiday home in Morecambe Bay. We’re here to help you find just the right one for you, and your entire family. We look forward to welcoming you to Morecambe Bay.