British Beaches

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Heysham (Half Moon Bay) Beach

Heysham, Lancashire

A large bay with extensive sands at low tide, backed by a small town, a power station and a harbour serving passenger ferries to Douglas and Belfast. The photo shows stone graves at Heysham head, once used for the cover of an album by Black Sabbath.

Beach Type



Picnic site
Campsite and a local pub
Further facilities available in the town of Heysham

Nature and Wildlife

Explore the town. there is plenty of history in the local church and graveyard. There is a small nature reserve to the south of the town.

Water Quality





No dog restrictions.

Tourist Information

Morecambe TIC T: 01524 582808 F: 01524 832549 [email protected]


Nearest town: Heysham
County: Lancashire
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0391, -2.90485
Postcode: LA3 2XY
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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Heysham is clearly signposted to the south east of Morecambe and Lancaster.

Public Transport

There is a train station.

Nearest Railway Stations

Heysham Port (Less than a mile away)
Morecambe (Approx. 3 miles away)
Lancaster (Approx. 4 miles away)
Bare Lane (Approx. 4 miles away)
Carnforth (Approx. 8 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Parking available close to the beach.

Nearby Car Parks

Smithy Lane, Heysham (Unknown stay).
About 0 miles away
Heysham Village, Morecambe (Long stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Heysham Nature Reserve, Heysham (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Low Road, Middleton (Unknown stay).
About 1.6 miles away
Battery/ Breakwater, Heysham (Long stay).
About 2 miles away
Festival Market, Morecambe (Long stay).
About 2.6 miles away
Morecambe Bus Station, Morecambe (Long stay).
About 2.6 miles away
Goods Yard, Morecambe (Long stay).
About 2.6 miles away
Morecambe Railway Station, Morecambe (Long stay).
About 2.6 miles away
Telephone Exchange, Morecambe (Long stay).
About 2.7 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Heysham