Arnside is a quiet holiday resort at the mouth of the Kent Estuary. It boasts an elegant Victorian promenade with excellent views over Morecambe Bay of Grange-over-Sands and the Lake District fells.
Hotels and places to stay in and around Arnside include:
- Ye Olde Fighting Cocks
- The New Inn Yealand
The famous walks across the treacherous sands of Morecambe Bay start at Arnside. The walks are led by the official Queen’s Guide to the Sands and last around 3½ hours. For more details and dates contact the Morecambe Tourist Information Centre.
Arnside Knott, part of the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is a limestone hill offering excellent views of the Lake District. It is a haven for birds, rare butterflies, and orchids.
The oldest building in the area is Arnside Tower. This pele tower was built in the 15th century as a place to seek refuge from the looters and bandits that roamed the region (Border Reivers).
Visitors arriving by car should leave the M6 motorway at Junction 35 or 36.