Lancaster City Council has scooped a top award that places two of Morecambe’s beaches among the best in the UK.
Seaside Awards recognise and award beaches in England that achieve the highest standards of beach management.
Keep Britain Tidy today announced that Morecambe's North and South beaches are two of 10 North West beaches to have received an award for offering visitors great facilities alongside a litter free and safe environment.
Councillor Ron Sands, cabinet member with responsibility for leisure, culture and tourism, said: “Lancaster City Council recognises the increasing importance of our coastline in attracting visitors to the town and we are delighted to have received a Seaside Award for both Morecambe's North and South beaches. The standards of these beaches are testament to all those who work hard throughout the year to ensure they can be enjoyed by residents, visitors and holiday-makers alike.
"With another glorious summer packed with free festivals and events to look forward to in Morecambe, I am sure the beaches will once again prove to be a popular choice for families that we can all take pride in."
One of Morecambe’s award winning beaches will be the setting for the town's 7th annual Sandcastle Festival which takes place on the 15th - 16th June.
Sand art workshops, donkey rides, mud-dipping with the RSPB and other children's activities, and of course, plenty of sandcastle building are the main focus of this free weekend of seaside fun.