These pic's are taken on the sea front at Fleetwood. The building on the horizon is Heysham Power station. You can see the height of the sand bars and the second pic shows how narrow the channel is for the Fleetwood to I O M ferry. The Morecambe Bay area is well known for the speed of it's tidal flow, and also it's abundance of quick sand's...it's a lethal place for the unwary.
In 04 there was a major incident in Morecambe bay,
This is the tidal flow, the average height is 5 to 8 mtr, but can go up to 10mtr + at certain times of the year,
If you look for Southport and follow the coast north toward Blackpool you will see the Ribble estuary, follow the ribble up into Preston and you will see that what once was a busy inland small port is now an industrial estate and docking arear for pleasure craft.
There isnt a road that stick's to the coast as such, but it is possible to stay pretty close using a combination of small, single track lanes.
I'm lucky in that I can ride some roads with beautiful scenery, and never be more than hour away from the coast. I like to mix and match my rides depending on the time of year, the seasons dictate where will be busy and where won't, so I try and plan to suit.
One place I do like to visit a lot is the village of Cartmel, has the best ice cream on the planet, no point calling today though,they will be shut until easter,