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About Heysham

With flower-festooned cottages and incredible sea views, this historic village exudes charm.

The views over Morecambe Bay are particularly emotive at the ruins of St Patrick’s Chapel, an Anglo-Saxon religious building and medieval pilgrimage spot which features ancient graves carved straight into the headland (they appeared on a famous Black Sabbath album cover).

The neighbouring St Peter’s Church has stacks of history too, yet it remains a working church to this day. Step inside to see the Hogback Stone, a richly carved tombstone that’s over 1,000 years old!

Heysham Heritage Centre lets you really explore the village’s past, with an abundance of photos and trinkets exploring its heyday as a 1950s seaside resort. You’ll find guides on the Heysham Nature Reserve here too, a nearby wetland that’s filled with beautiful butterflies and migrating birds.

And don’t miss the town’s lovely selection of cafes, pubs and popular fish ‘n’ chip shop.


Heysham beach and coast

Our favourite things in Heysham

  • Characterful historic village
  • Ancient chapel and church
  • Heysham Nature Reserve
  • Inspiring sea views
  • Interesting heritage centre

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Morecambe Bay Pier at sunset