This extraordinary place is famous for its amazing wildlife, stunning scenery, and superb walks. From the seasonal abundance of stunning butterflies to the shining sands of Morecambe Bay, the area is simply awe-inspiring - full of natural spectacles and a surprise around every corner.
Lying on the shores of Morecambe Bay, this attractive village is popular with both visitors and the local community. Take in stunning views of the Lakeland Fells and spectacular sunsets, browse the local shops, stop for a drink or a meal in the cafes and pubs or enjoy a gentle stroll along the promenade.
Look out for The Bore, the tidal wave caused by the surge of the incoming tide meeting resistance from the sands and channels of the bay. As the sun, moon, wind and rain can all affect the height and speed of the bore, it is impossible to predict when it will be at its most spectacular but it is said that the tide can sometimes come in as fast as a galloping horse!
To have a chance of seeing the Bore at Arnside, aim to be on Arnside Promenade 1.5-2 hours before high water. Click here to see the week’s tide predictions for Arnside (remembering to allow for British Summer Time if necessary).
People have walked across the sands of Morecambe Bay for hundreds of years but with fast flowing tides, ever changing channels and quicksands, it is a dangerous place to be and not to be attempted without the help of the Queen’s Guide, who leads several walks each year. Click here for further details.
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