A beach in Lancashire has been named among the UK’s best in a new list by TimeOut.

The publisher included 34 beaches on the list with locations in Scotland, Wales and England being recognised.

Introducing the list, it said: “No matter the time of year, the UK’s beaches are amongst the finest attractions this country has to offer, but it’s in the summertime that they really come into their own.

“Fresh coastal air, soft sand between your toes, thunderously crashing waves and balmy weather? Well, maybe the weather bit is a little ambitious, but if all those come together life simply doesn’t get any better.

“The UK is home to dozens of drop-dead gorgeous beaches primed for you to explore. From vast, sandy crowd-pleasers conveniently located near pretty seaside towns to hidden coves with extremely clear sea water accessible only by boat or hike, these islands have it all.

“Whether you’re after picnic spots, nature-watching or the kind of scenes that look more like the Caribbean than the UK this is our handpicked guide to the UK’s finest beaches.”

Lancashire Telegraph: Morecambe's beach has been described as picturesqueMorecambe's beach has been described as picturesque (Image: Getty)

Morecambe Beach was the only Lancashire one to feature in the list and was ranked in 28th place.

You can see the full list via the TimeOut website.

What did TimeOut say about Morecambe Beach?

TimeOut said Morecambe’s beach is “best for exploring art installations along the promenade.”

It added: “Blackpool might get all the glory in these parts, but the stretch of beach around this picturesque if slightly faded Lancashire seaside town is the largest expanse of intertidal sand flats in the UK (with a whopping five miles of sandy and shingle coastline).

“Amble along the promenade to take in the TERN Project, an award-winning sculpture trail celebrating local wildlife, with steel gannets, cormorants and razorbills dotted along the seafront.”

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It’s important for visitors to note that dogs aren’t welcome on the beach during its peak season which is May to September.

To get there, you can use Morecambe station which is a short walk from the town’s beach.

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If you’re looking for somewhere to stay, TimeOut recommends The Midland Hotel which it describes as “a 1930s art deco masterpiece that has been lovingly restored in recent years”.

It’s located “right on the seafront and features rooms with sea views, a sun terrace restaurant and a gorgeous circular bar.”

Morecambe Bay has a 4/5 rating on Tripadvisor from 75 reviews and visitors have praised it for its cleanliness and views.

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One said: “It goes on for miles, but so nice, we found it to be very clean along the prom very wide walkway can be enjoyed by cyclists, walkers, dog walkers, and the like,

“Plenty of seating if you need a rest along the way. loved that there was play equipment for the kids play on as you go along the walk. Defo a must if your [sic] around Morecombe.”

Another said: “Very clean, lots of places to sit & admire the views great walk & a few little parks which my son loved, shops nearby great day .”