Morecambe 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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