Morecambe is primarily a seaside resort, famous for its sunsets over the Lakeland fells. It has traditionally attracted visitors not only from Lancashire and Yorkshire, but from all over the UK and further afield, to experience its sandy beaches, wonderful promenade and incomparable views.
The Midland Hotel is an important Art Deco luxury hotel of International architectural significance, situated along the seafront; the second in the site, the original built by the Midland Railway to service the nearby harbour from which ferries went to The IOM, Belfast and Dublin. It still contains interior design and art pieces by artist Eric Gill. The hotel has been restored to its former glory and opened it for business in June 2008. The film “The Entertainer” and an episode of “Poirot” were filmed here.
The present Stone Jetty is one side of the former harbour, built around 1853. In 1861, a railway line was completed from the Jetty to Hest Bank, where it linked in with the Lancaster to Carlisle line. The Stone Jetty cafe is housed in the original station building with a attached lighthouse.