The Eden Project North is set to bring fresh investments and visitors to the Morecambe Bay area in 2024. Morecambe Bay has always been a desirable holiday location in the UK for many families. With its easy access to the Lake District and its sandy beaches, it’s easy to see why.
Whilst it’s always been the perfect place to visit, the promise of new attractions to this much loved area also makes it the perfect time and place to invest in a holiday home.
Here at Holgates, we have a range of holiday parks along Morecambe Bay where you could be settling into your very own home away from home in the UK. In this blog, we dive right into our top 7 seasons for investing in a holiday home in Morecambe Bay now!
Our 7 Reasons To Buy a Holiday Home in Morecambe Bay
1. Eden Project North provides exciting opportunities
With an expected completion date of 2024, the Eden Project North will replicate, and expand on, the existing legacy of Eden Project Cornwall, right in the heart of Morecambe in Lancashire.
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 local attractions and greater investment to the area it could bring, investing in 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.
2. Access to the beautiful Lake District and 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 this area. In peak season the Lakes can be incredibly busy, so having space to escape but still being in the proximity to explore makes Morecambe one of the best places to buy a holiday home.
Alongside the Lakes there’s the Forest of Bowland, a registered Area of Outstanding 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. Read our blog for our top 6 walks in this area.
3. A choice of local beaches
There are so many amazing beaches near Morecambe Bay. These beaches range from being family-friendly beaches by the promenade through to pet-friendly beaches. You can be sure 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. Especially when recent studies show living in proximity to the sea is good for mental health.
4. Increasing demand for staycations
Over the last couple of years in particular, there’s been a huge rise in interest in staycations. Various political, financial and environmental factors are driving many to consider staycations over going abroad. Whether they are trying to save money, cut down their carbon footprint or avoid the stresses associated 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 much anticipated opening of Eden Project North and many attractions for animal lovers, it’s the perfect place for environmentally-conscious people to own a holiday home.
5. Discover the historical city of Lancaster
Nearby Lancaster is steeped in history. Just a short drive from Morecambe, you’ll find this small city which boasts imposing castles, fascinating museums, stunning cathedrals and picturesque canals. With links to the royal family stemming back many generations, there’s always a new piece of the area’s history to discover.
Not only that, but the city boasts an excellent food and drink scene, with plenty of microbreweries, markets and small independent eateries to visit. Owning a holiday home in Morecambe uniquely positions you to visit the city but stay away from the crowds, as well as offering something different for visitors.
6. Affordable activities for all the family
Morecambe Bay is the ideal destination for families looking to unwind. It’s filled with activities for every age group, from excellent golf courses to sandy beaches to farm parks. There’s a whole host of other attractions in the area, making it the ideal family getaway and owning your own holiday home makes it the perfect place to visit again and again.
7. 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 emerging.
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 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, bring a great sense of fun and frolics to the area every year. Owning a holiday home in the vicinity puts you close to each of these festivals and more for you to enjoy year after year.
We’ve highlighted just some of the many reasons to buy a holiday home in Morecambe. From the upcoming Eden Project North to the gorgeous local sights and sandy beaches, it’s hard to argue why now isn’t the right time to own your own holiday home in this much loved area.
As mentioned, we have a fantastic selection of holiday parks with luxury holiday homes available at Holgates. Each park offers 5* facilities and total relaxation for the whole family. Take a look at the holiday homes we have available here. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us and one of our friendly team members will be happy to help.