This is a pretty resort town in Lancashire, England, and it is a great location for holidaymakers that stay around the area of Morecambe Bay. The nearby village of Heysham is also a huge tourist draw to the area. The town is most famous for its potted shrimps that can be found throughout the town in cafes, restaurants and on takeaway food stalls.
Morecambe is also well-known for being the home of many dog lovers and this means that there are many pathways throughout the area that are ideal for dog walking. One of the most famous attractions in the town is a statue that was erected to commemorate the comedian Eric Morecambe, who originally came from the area. The Victoria Pavilion is also known as the Winter Gardens and is a big attraction that was once a grand theatre, but has also been home to swimming baths and even became a training camp for a short period.
Morecambe Football Club is the largest sports team in the area and they are also known by their nickname 'The Shrimps.' They play in the English football league in Division Two after being promoted in 2007. Nearby Blackpool, Preston and Blackburn are also home to football teams, while Manchester is an hour away and is the home of Premier League teams Manchester United and Manchester City.
The White Lund Industrial Estate is the base for Morecambe's industrial and manufacturing companies, which play a pivotal role in the local economy. However, tourism and hospitality are the primary economic focuses in the area and accommodation as well as catering sectors are dominant in the seaside town.