A Lancashire beach has been named among Britain’s greatest in a list by The Telegraph.

Introducing the list, the publisher said: “Over the next few hundred words, Telegraph Travel’s experts have picked out their favourite beaches in the British Isles. Some will be familiar – along the popular waterfronts of Cornwall, Devon and Sussex.

“Others can be found a little further from what might be deemed the beaten track – up in the Highlands, and out in the Hebrides. But all of them have that essential something which makes a beach a splendid place to spend an afternoon or early evening – scenic beauty, a certain magic.”

The list features 20 beaches located across the UK and Morecambe North is ranked in 13th place.

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You can see the full list via The Telegraph’s website.

What did The Telegraph say about Morecambe’s beach?

The Telegraph said: “Lancashire’s seaside towns look out onto big skies and the Irish sea – both grey as often as blue – and massive Saharas of sandy beach.

“Silting and changing currents mean tides rarely venture in, which is great for power kites and moody photos, less so for bathing.

“Morecambe is a different kettle of cockles, with the water coming up to the prom twice a day and then drawing back to the sea. This brings other benefits besides a quick dip close to where you left the car. 

“The foreshore is a haven for birds and the sands left behind by the retreating tide are a whirl of shifting patterns, framed by the southern fells of the Lake District.

“No wonder Turner painted Morecambe Bay during his Cumbria trip. The statue of Eric Morecambe shows the country’s favourite comic in his “Bring Me Sunshine” dance-pose, with binoculars dangling. That’s Morecambe: fun, feathered things and nostalgically harking back past times.”

Morecambe Bay has a 4/5 rating on Tripadvisor from 76 reviews.

One visitor described the bay as being “beautiful” and said the promenade is “excellent”.

Another said walking along the promenade was “so nice”.

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A third shared some information about the bay, saying: “The Bay itself is massive and stretches all the way round from Heysham at one end to Barrow in Furness at the other. That is a distance of 52 miles by road, although it will be slightly shorter using the shoreline.

“There is a huge body of water that goes in and out of the bay twice a day. The Morecambe part of the bay has changed a lot over the years. In the 1960's, it had a magnificent sandy beach.

“By the 1980's the sand had vanished and the beach consisted of large pebbles. In later years, steps have been taken to improve the promenade and make good sea defences.

“It now consists of a series of coves, with the West End having a nice stretch of firm golden sand and the central area with a smaller area of sand. As you head to the East End, it is more like mud flats.”