Lancashire Beaches and Coast

Lancashire is in the North West of England and takes its name from Lancaster City.

This county ranges from Blackpool - an amazing traditional and very exciting seaside resort - up to the Forest of Bowland and is packed with activities and attractions, heritage and wonderful folk tales. Known as England's golfing coast this area offers four superb courses near Lytham St Anne's. The beaches in the area are varied but mainly sandy and most offer safe swimming and watersports.

Coastal features include Lytham Windmill, the beautiful old town of Heysham and the three lighthouses at Fleetwood but apart from those the area is perfect for nature lovers with RSPB reserves, Ribble Coast and Wetlands that are home to wildlife and made up of mudflats, sand dunes and marshes. There's also a wonderful walk on the 140 mile long coastal path that takes you to Cumbria!

There are many seaside towns here and each has varied accommodation, harbours and great fish and chip shops! Lytham St Annes is an old town dating back to Victorian times with gardens right down to the sea, a Victorian Pier and Promenade, Lytham Green Windmill and A grandiose Hall!

Fleetwood is popular with its maritime heritage and busy harbour. Fleetwood Freeport Villages offers shopping galore on the marina and there's a five mile promenade at Morecambe where you can drink in the breathtaking views across the bay.

Nearest Beaches in Lancashire

  • Morecambe North Beach

    Morecambe North beach is a sand and shingle beach within a traditional seaside town with amusements and promenade. You have views over the sands of Morecambe Bay. Facilities include toilets, cafes, parking, promenade and seasonal lifeguards.

  • North Shore Beach

    The beach extends northwards from North Pier, continuing to Bispham. The section between North Pier and Cabin is most popular with visitors as it is closest to Blackpool’s local services, hotels etc.

  • Blackpool Golden Mile Beach

    The Blackpool Golden Mile is the central stretch of sand and promenade that runs between Blackpool’s north and south piers, and has been famous as the home of British seaside culture for over a century. Blackpool is the only town in the United Kingdom with three piers. Blackpool became a read more

  • Arnside Beach

    Arnside beach and the Arnside area is a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. Arnside is on the estuary where the River Kent enters Morecambe Bay and has sites of scientific interest because of the rare butterflies and alpine plants. There are many lovely wooded walks around the National Trust read more

  • Pilling Sands Beach

    Pilling Sands is a large sandy beach at low tide with salt marshes looking North to Morecambe Bay. Pilling Sands is a popular beach for kite sports, horse riding or dog walking. Facilities include picnic site, parking, other amenities in the village.

  • Starr Gate Beach

    Wide sandy Beach with lagoons that drain and fill at various tides. Kitesurfers and windsurfers use the lagoons for some excellent flat water sailing. The beach is used by the Blackpool Light Craft Club offering sailing, fishing, jet skiing and kitesurfing.

  • St Annes Beach

    A few miles down the coast from Blackpool St Anne’s is a great contrast to the bustling Blackpool Beach. The beach is very long, and when the tide is out it can take a long walk to get to the sea. Parking, toilets, food options and pier. We have no dog information read more

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