Morecombe Bay: Largest expanse of tidal mudflats in U.K.


Morecambe Bay, in N.W. England, is the largest expanse of inter-tidal mudflats and sands in the United Kingdom, covering a total area of 310 km². Access via the town of Bolton le Sands.
These sands have an incredible tidal reach of 10m or 33 feet. At time of images below the tide was well out. As will be evident from image below there are dangers here. In 2004, twenty-one Chinese cockle pickers were caught unawares by the incoming tide and drowned.


Dangers at Morecambe Bay

In course of a hike across the sands it is possible to encounter horse riders, dog walkers and some bird life.A superb recreational area when the weather conditions are right.

A great spot for photography!

Video clip of Morecambe Bay at Bolton le Sands





Coastline from Morecambe Bay


Bird tracks at Morecambe Bay


Sand formation at Morecambe Bay


Notice Board at Morecambe Bay


Sands, holiday homes and cows at Bolton le Sands

Morecambe Bay surface


Sand patterns at Morecambe Bay


Bolton le Sands from Morecambe Bay

Morecambe Bay Mudflats, England

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