Check out some of the best beaches near to us.Check out some of the best beaches near to us.
Check out some of the best beaches near to us.

The Lancashire beach named one of the best in the UK - and 10 others within an easy drive of Preston, South Ribble, Chorley, Blackpool and Fylde

One Lancashire beach has been named among the very best in the UK.

The Telegraph has named Morecambe beach 13th in its top 20, pointing out the beauty locals already know.

The Telegraph article 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.”

In April, TimeOut media placed Morecambe at number 28 in its ‘handpicked guide to the UK’s finest beaches’ –the only Lancashire beach to make the cut.

So with the temperatures warming up and the summer just around the corner, we’ve picked out some more of the nicest beaches to visit in and around our area, but be careful – although they’re very pretty, bear in mind that some can be dangerous with mud flats, rocks and quickly-turning tides.