Just four miles from the bright lights of Blackpool, St Annes-on-Sea and Lytham are worlds apart in both character and atmosphere. The dual seaside towns are nestled along a picturesque stretch of coastline lined with well-tended lawns, a boating lake and pretty parks.
As you stroll along the seafront, genteel St Annes on Sea maintains the elegance of Victorian England, with the glorious garden-lined seafront, and boasts a beautifully restored Victorian Pier, originally built in 1885 and the bandstand, shops and a café.
For the first time in more than 25 years beach huts have returned to the seaside resort of Lytham St Annes. These attractive structures in an array of pastel colours offer visitors a unique and exciting addition to their holiday experience.
The rolling sand dunes of St Annes-on-Sea and the Ribble Estuary make a safe haven for more than 250,000 migrating birds that flock here in winter.
Golfers will know Lytham St Annes as a famous golf destination. The region boasts four championship golf courses which host prestigious tournaments like The Open Golf Championships.
You can’t miss Lytham’s Grade II listed Windmill, which has sat on the emerald lawns of Lytham Green since 1805. A short stroll from the seafront, brings you to central Lytham, where you’ll find charming boutiques, restaurants and independent shops lining leafy Clifton St.
Travel along the stunning coast northwards beyond Blackpool and Cleveleys with its stunning new promenade and you will arrive at Fleetwood, a bustling harbour town with a rich marine heritage, best explored at the comprehensive Fleetwood Museum. Shop for bargains at the popular Fleetwood Freeport Village situated in the tranquil marina.
Lancashire is where life feels good! And what better way to feel good than exploring the county on foot. With enriching landscapes and a wealth of hidden treasures, walking in Lancashire is a great way to discover its beautiful outdoors. If you would like to speed up your exploration why not feel the breeze in your face and discover Lancashire by bike? With such outstanding scenery from the rugged Bowland Fells and Pennine Hills to the flat coastal plain, cycle along our traffic free routes, canals & waterways. This part of England is as rich in nature as it is in heritage so whatever part of the county you are exploring, take your binoculars and prepare to be rewarded by a real wildlife show!