Next time you fancy a day out or family holiday why don’t you head to the Fylde Coast?
You might not be familiar with the name ‘Fylde’ but you’ll certainly know Blackpool, which sits in the centre of the coastline.
To the north of Blackpool you’ll find Cleveleys and Fleetwood, and to the south St Annes and Lytham. All are well connected by roads, public transport and the wonderful tram line which runs along the coast.
Fleetwood is an historic town, first laid out by Decimus Burton in the late 1800’s. Many of the old buildings and original architecture still stand including The Mount Pavilion, atop Mount Hill, around which the original town radiates.
At nearby Cleveleys there’s a brand new, award winning promenade with golden Spanish Steps providing uninterrupted access to the wide open beaches. A small town centre runs at right angles to the seafront – it might be small but there’s an excellent selection of retailers and the popular town is busy all through the year with residents and visitors alike.
Blackpool probably speaks for itself, it’s a fantastic town with so much to offer. Like much of the Fylde Coastline it also boasts a brand new promenade and specially landscaped headland promenades to make the most of the seafront, views and beaches. Away from the waters edge, you can enjoy attractions, theatre, shopping, shows, and so much to see and do all through the year. Don’t forget the public free shows like the Blackpool Air Show and the World Fireworks Championships, and of course the world famous Blackpool Illuminations!
St Annes and Lytham – two separate towns in their own right – are at the southern end of the Fylde Coast, and are also full of historic features and fascinating buildings.
St Annes also has a Victorian Pier adjacent to seafront gardens, paddling pools and family friendly attractions.
Lytham stands on the shoreline where the Irish Sea turns and heads inland at the mouth of the River Ribble. Across the water you can see the skyline of Southport.
Find out lots more about the fantastic Fylde Coast www.visitfyldecoast.info