Morecambe Bay – Shades Of The Setting Sun

For a number of reasons I venture oft to the vicinity of Morecambe Bay and the surrounding towns. Be it along its northern shore near Ulverston or Barrow-In-Furness or round below the Lake District in the areas of Carnforth, Lancaster and the town of Morecambe itself.

This day today was one of those gorgeous days that I knew would end well. Blue, calm skies turning to dusk as the sun set out in the bay due West. Time for a coastal stroll.

Morecambe Bay Sunset
Morecambe Bay at dusk
sun setting on the bay

The Morecambe and surrounds I remember from childhood memories (roller coasters, tacky promenade, seaside town like Blackpool’s little sister) has been transformed into a more quiet, green, serene coastal area. Parallel to the coast up around Carnforth and Grange-Over-Sands there is the most peaceful and green canal walk that as a dog walker I have trundled many many a mile along with pure satisfaction. The coast itself too is a joy to wander along. Sands, mudflats and green hard grass for miles and miles. Caravan sites dotted along the front sit as a special secret to all whom discover.

bird and sunset
red skies and sunset over the sands

The bay itself is where I came to watch today. The bright red/orange sun coming down over the water, sand and distant land of Cumbria. I love these times of reflection. Alone, calm, nature’s beauty before me. What else could I want? All this on our very own doorstep, no need to fly thousands of miles or drive down South.

a golden seaside Sunset

I will be wandering this area a lot as ever over the coming months and will go into more detail on a few personal hikes that I cannot wait to do again… Lovely Lancashire.

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26 Comments

    1. What utterly beautiful images of an utterly amazing part of the world. I feel so blessed to be living here. Every day is a photographers/artist dream. Your photos capture the true colour of peace and tranquillity!

      1. Paul Steele says:

        You lucky thing Patricia 🙂 Thanks for the kind words

  1. You never cease to amaze me! Beautiful photos Paul xxx

  2. Well, I’m very happy that you retweeted this because I missed it first time. My hometown is Blackpool, so I knew Morecambe pretty well at one time (best memory seeing it through a veil of heavy sea mist having been lost at sea in the fog which descended from nowhere, and cadging a tow from a passing fishing boat!….we should have been in Fleetwood.) You do make it look much more beautiful than I remember. My dad still lives in Kendal, so I think next visit I must make time to return to Morecambe.

  3. sen kumar v says:

    I really appreciate the man who took these pics.
    Haven’t seen anything this beautiful lately…………….

  4. Tony Eezisit says:

    Great photos. I have a good work colleague who lives with virtually the same unobstructed view! You must have been at the end of his garden when you took these! LoL

    1. Paul Steele says:

      lol.. Great view he must always have 🙂

  5. Diane Ward says:

    somehow you make Lancs look as appealing as the med:) – your comments remind me of my mother who was horrified by my plans to holiday in Greece – claiming we have everything right here in England -she has a point!

    1. Paul Steele says:

      Hi Diane… We have so much at home.. good on your mother 😀

  6. Esperanza Hererra says:

    Meant mesmerized. Spell check gone bad lol

    1. Paul Steele says:

      lol I know what you meant no need to worry 🙂 thanks very much

  7. Esperanza Hererra says:

    Words cannot express how amazing this pictures are. Amazed and memorized looking at them. Thank you Paul.

  8. Roscoe Dunwoody says:

    Excellent Photography!

  9. What a wonderful world, we might not have the priviledge to see but paul has made it simple by pix. Paul ur too much!!

  10. Wow, truly stunning. We’re a bit deprived of sunsets in this country but when we do get them they are world-beaters.

    1. Paul Steele says:

      Hello Vicky, yes fanatastic when they come aren’t they?

  11. Robert Bell says:

    Now even the sun is taking direction from you! Beautiful. Inspiring. Magical. Thank you, Paul.

    1. Paul Steele says:

      Hi Robert.. The sun did the hard work. I sat in peace and watched 😀 thanks

  12. Belinda Abercrombie Luck says:

    You always seem to capture the beauty that we often overlook in life! Thanks for letting us see through your eyes, what we might have missed!

    1. Paul Steele says:

      Hi Belinda, thank you so very much for those kind words

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