Are you loving series 2 of The Bay? We certainly are. The weekly crime drama is receiving fantastic reviews from television’s toughest critics, as well as being praised by the locals. As not only is it a thrilling storyline, it also showcases the beauty of Morecambe Bay.

From the Stone Jetty to The Midland Hotel, The Bay is set entirely in Lancashire’s beautiful seaside resort and we want to highlight some of the beauty of The Bay that’s being shown on our screens - which you can visit in the future.

Stone Jetty

The Stone Jetty, opposite The Midland Hotel, is a favourite destination of visitors to Morecambe as it offers some of the best views of Morecambe Bay and the surrounding area. Constructed in 1853 it was originally built by North Western Railways, as a wharf and rail terminal for passengers and cargo

Today, you’ll find lots of seating areas, artworks and award-winning bird sculptures, part of the TERN project which continues along the promenade up to the statue of Eric Morecambe.

The Jetty is accessible and perfect for a wander in most weathers. Just over half way along, you’ll find the Stone Jetty Café, housed in the grade II old Station building, for a warming cuppa or a sunny day ice cream as you admire the ever-changing views.

Eric Morecambe Statue

The Eric Morecambe statue was designed by Graham Ibbeson and unveiled by Her Majesty The Queen in 1999.  The statue is a tribute to one of Morecambe’s best-loved sons, who took to the stage and chose the name of his hometown as his stage name.  It never fails to raise a smile as visitors and passers-by copy Eric in his famous ‘Bring me sunshine’ pose – an insta moment if ever there was one!

The Midland Hotel

At the start of the Stone Jetty is the famous Midland Hotel. Featured a lot in episode 3, this 4* hotel offers you fantastic views of Morecambe Bay as it curves around our beautiful coastline. Praised for their COVID-19 Safety Guidelines, The Midland Hotel is sure to be a safe and enjoyable visit for all. So celebrate the series in one of its iconic locations and bask in the elegant, meticulously and lovingly restored, Art Deco-inspired Hotel. With 44 modern rooms, 6 rooftop suites, a top-notch restaurant and ultra-stylish bar, a stay at The Midland Hotel is certainly one you’ll never forget. There’s also no better place to enjoy dinner or a cocktail, as you watch one of Morecambe’s glorious sunsets.

Morecambe Winter Gardens

You can’t miss glimpses of The Winter Gardens on The Bay, as it stands proudly on the seafront, unmissable with its redbrick and ornate façade.  Originally opened in July 1897, some of the most famous performers in the world have appeared there; from George Formby, Gracie Fields, Julie Andrews and Sir Lawrence Olivier to the likes of The Who and Rolling Stones.  Closed in 1977, this Grade II* listed building is being lovingly restored and is due to reopen later in the year when, once again, you’ll be able to enjoy the best in entertainment by the seaside.

The Winter Gardens is also said to be one of Lancashire’s most haunted locations. Located mostly in the main auditorium, the apparitions vary from shadows moving across the stage, to a rather grumpy ghost who has been said to sometimes push, poke and even slap unsuspecting performers and guests. The ghost of a seamstress who dreamt of life on stage is still said to haunt one of the dressing rooms too. Find out more about Lancashire’s haunting past!

The Promenade

Morecambe Promenade will offer you all the great views you see on The Bay. It’s a popular coastal path and pretty flat throughout so accessible and welcoming to wheelchair users, families with buggies and cyclists. With lots of great cafes, ice cream parlours and independent shops facing the sea.   Most episodes of The Bay include a drive along the prom at some point and the eagle-eyed amongst you will see ‘the pub’ that played such an important role in the first series - The Royal. In series two scenes to date have taken place in or near: the RNLI Lifeboat Station; Morecambe Sailing Club and the Beach Café.  

The Police Station

Though the interior shots in The Bay are shot elsewhere, the distinctive police building is the town’s working station located at 21 Poulton Square, just a short walk down Lord Street from the promenade.




  1. Birty
    An absolutely beautiful part not just of Lancashire but the uk,stunning views of the lake district and the beautiful sunsets.lived in morecambe in the early sixties my parents had a b+b on edward street,they also signed up to the winter gardens to house staff who worked there for the summer seasons,we got free access to the summer shows and cinema brilliant times I will always be found of the area and dont forget a visit to heysom

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