Morecambe Bay Sunsets

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Welcome to Morecambe Sunsets! This site is dedicated to the beauty and tranquility of a sunset over Morecambe Bay.

by Alex Hall

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I have had the pleasure of witnessing Morecambe sunsets for a few years now, especially as my journey to work consists of walking along the promenade facing out to the west. This means that at certain times of year the sun sets during my walk home. I've not got a great camera but I'm going to be posting some of the more beautiful photos I have taken of sunsets during these walks home, and any other time I happen to catch one.

Shot Down view

Tuesday 19th February 2013 at 17:22:38

This is one of those lucky shots that incorporated two airplane contrails at just the right moment that they appear to be part of the sun!

I actually attempted to use binoculars held up against my phone camera to take a few photos. It didn't come out brilliantly but shows how amazing the sun looks just before setting.

The reflection in this one is also amazing!

The Splashdown view

Tuesday 19th February 2013 at 17:18:48

I think is probably one of my favourites that I've taken so far. I love the way the atmosphere seems to bend around the sun, which creates an affect as though the sun were ploughing through it!

Realistically it is just the way that light is refracted through the atmosphere.

Double Sun view

Tuesday 19th February 2013 at 17:16:52

I like this one because it looks like there are two suns!

Coloured Clouds view

Monday 18th February 2013 at 17:25:18

I think the clouds in this one are my favourite of all so far. The colours are astounding despite the fact that they hide the sun from view.


Monday 18th February 2013 at 17:20:53

The Midlands view

Monday 18th February 2013 at 17:15:34

This shot was the first with my new phone so I was playing with the settings. It's a little over-exposed, but not bad.

The building on the right is the famous Midland Hotel in Morecambe and I managed to capture the sun before it crept behind. You can also just see some of the Winter Gardens on the very left; another iconic Morecambe building and old theatre.

Sunset view

Thursday 26th July 2012 at 21:09:46

Uploaded by Murray Hamilton

Summer 2013

Across to Heysham Head. view

Wednesday 16th November 2011 at 16:25:05

Uploaded by Patrick

A Good afternoon's stroll along the prom - nearly always ends up in a pub somewhere. The added bonus of catching the sun breaking through some watery clouds this November afternoon in 2011