A little two night midweek break saw myself and family members take our two motorhomes and travel north to the Lancashire town of Morecambe staying at Westgate Caravan Park
About the Site
Westgate Caravan Park is primarily a site of privately owned holiday homes with additional touring pitches for caravans and motorhomes. The site is located opposite Morecambe football clubs stadium and is accessible from the M6 motorway by taking the A683 exit towards Lancaster.
There is ample area to park whilst you visit reception and check in on your arrival. We were allocated specific pitch numbers but all are located in a small area of the site anyway so it doesn’t make too much of a difference. The member of reception staff on duty was friendly and welcoming with the reception being open from 9am to 5 pm Monday to Saturday and opening slightly later on a Sunday.
Having paid our pitch fees we made our way through the barriers using the electronic fob provided and headed to our pitches.
The pitches were hardstanding concrete edged with grass and were a good size although, in terms of length, I was overhanging the pitch slightly with a 7.7m motorhome. The pitches were sufficiently spaced and the hookup electricity bollard was easily accessible and well maintained. Water refill points were nearby too should you need them.
The toilet and shower facility were very good and well maintained. In addition there was a washing up area for dishes, recycling bins for waste, a chemical toilet emptying point. There wasn’t a drive over motorhome point, which is always nice to have, however that didn’t impact our stay.
Morecambe promenade is within 15 minutes walking distance of the site.Motorhome Monkey
Things To Do
Morecambe promenade is within 15 minutes walking distance of the site. A frequent bus service is available to Morecambe and Lancaster which stops outside the gates of the Caravan Park.
Morecambe is a resort that was particularly popular in years gone by. Although the grand days of yester-year are long gone the area appears to be improving and there are some scenic views to be had along the promenade, sea birds and uncluttered sandy beaches.
There are limited true attractions in Morecambe unlike it’s neighbours in Blackpool. Those that are there are more akin to what you’d find in any town, cinema, bingo etc.
The statue of the comedian Eric Morecambe one part of the double act Morecambe and Wise can be found on the sea front.
Heysham Village with its heritage centre, cafes with beautiful scenery around the historic St Peters Church and onto the barrows with the rock hewn graves and areas dating back to the 8th century may be worth a visit.
The historic city of Lancaster with its Castle, Museums is accessible from Morecambe by car, train or bus.
The cost for the pitch was £22.50 per night. This seems to be a standard price for most sites so sits in the middle of the value for money spectrum.
Motorhome Monkey thoughts
This site is well maintained and clean. With Morecambe sea front close by it’s a handy place to stay. Would I return here again? In a nutshell yes. Let’s be honest, there isn’t a tremendous amount to do in Morecambe but If I was visiting Morecambe in a motorhome and wanted to stay over on a site then I would choose this one again.