Grange-over-Sands is also called the "Lakeland Riviera", since the influence of the Gulf Stream gives it an exceptionally mild climate. It lies within The Historic County Boundaries of Lancashire.
This guide also covers the nearby villages of Cartmel, famous for its Sticky toffee pudding and Flookburgh.
There is a mile-long seaside promenade walk. The prom was built in 1904 and is especially lovely in spring with its colourful borders full of flowers and spring bulbs. There some great shops and lovely ornamental gardens with a collection rare ducks. There are plenty of cafés and tearooms to enjoy a cream tea or tasty lunch.
Up until the Furness railway was built in 1857 across two newly constructed viaducts that traversed the bay, the town was reached by crossing the dangerous sands of Morecambe Bay at low tide. Guided walks across the sands are available today to make the 8 mile crossing, which takes around 3 hours.
Grange over Sands is served by trains from Lancaster where connections can be made to services on the West Coast mainline between London and Glasgow, and with trains from Manchester, Birmingham and Edinburgh. Trains from Lancaster run around once per hour (less often on Sundays), taking about 30 minutes.
- Hampsfield Fell
- Cartmel Fell
- Cartmel Priory. Founded in 1190
- Lakeland Miniature Village.
- Duckys Park Farm, Moor Ln, Flookburgh.
- L'Enclume (L'Enclume), Cavendish Street, Cartmel, LA11 6PZ, ☎ +44 15395 36362. One of the finest restaurants in England, awarded 2 Michelin Stars for 2013. Also offers accommodation.
- The Mallard. tea shop
- The Rose & Crown.
- Lakeland Leisure Park (Lakeland Caravan Park), Moor Lane, Flookburgh, LA11 7LT, ☎ +44 871 2310883. One of the parks of the Haven Holidays chain.
- Hardcragg Hall, 4 Grange Fell Road, LA11 6BJ, ☎ +44 7770 730 371. Self-catering accommodation in historic Hardcragg Hall, a 16th-century manor house visited by Beatrix Potter.
- Clare House Hotel.