Find time to discover Heysham
Heysham is an area of land on the Morecambe Bay side of the Heysham peninsula. Heysham Head has the only sea cliffs between Cumbria and North Wales, and the adjacent coastal strip is largely unspoilt.
The beautiful village of Heysham retains many of its stone-built cottages dating back to the 17th century. The church of St. Peterís has a stunning location, overlooking Morecambe Bay, and nearby on the headland, can be found the ruins of St. Patrickís Chapel dating from about the 8th century. The headland itself is managed by the National Trust and access is free.
You can find images of old Heysham on our images page, including photos showing Heysham Head Pleasure Resort, although sadly the resort no longer exists. There is a famous vista over pastoral land to the sea and Lakeland mountains. The artist, J M W Turner, visited Heysham in 1816 and made several sketches which in 1818 he used as a basis for his painting Heysham and Cumberland Mountains (available as a greetings card from the Heritage Centre).
Less than 10 minutes drive from Morecambe, Heysham makes a great day out. Directions to Heysham can be found on the Heysham Heritage Centre page. The promenade is also a great way to travel by foot or cycle into Heysham from Morecambe or Hest Bank.
Places to visit & things to do in Heysham