Unspoilt, elegant, tranquil, stunning. Close your eyes and picture a perfect beach with 5 miles of glimmering sands; take a deep breath and imagine the freshness of salty sea air and listen to the laughter of family and friends. An ideal location for filming whatever time of day, with beautiful sunsets dipping over the Irish Sea.
Fresh sea air, championship links golf courses, seaside retreats which retain a wonderful old-fashioned charm, coastal nature reserves with some of the best birdwatching in Britain and unbeatable sunsets – the Fylde coast is just the place to recharge your batteries.
Tranquil Seaside Traditions:
Explore the traditional coastal village of Lytham, steeped in history which is told within its famous landmark windmill on the green, along with Lytham Hall which is one of the finest Georgian houses in the North West of England. Lytham Hall has Grade One listed status and its parkland is also registered with English Heritage. The present hall was built for Thomas Clifton, by John Carr of York between 1752-64.
Neighbouring St Annes-on-Sea has also retained its serene charm, the Victorian Pier a wonderful legacy of its preserved heritage, built in 1885. For a nice dose of nostalgia, take a stroll along the promenade, past the bandstand and promenade gardens, overlooking the traditional donkey rides on the beach – just like the good old days!
Discover more about the history of Lytham at Lytham Windmill and Heritage Centre, the RNLI Museum. In St Anne’s Parish Church history is depicted in over 2 million stitches on the Heritage Mural – over 18ft long, 6ft wide and seven years in the stitching!
The Golf Coast:
Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club is undoubtedly one of the most renowned golf courses in the world, venue for the Open Golf Championship for over 100 years. Players such as Bobby Jones, Bobby Locke, Tony Jacklin, Gary Player and Seve Ballesteros have all become champions here. Fairhaven, St Annes Old Links and Green Drive Golf Clubs are also among the best links courses along England’s Golf Coast, and whether playing or spectating, visitors are always welcome.
This coastline is one of the best in Britain for birdwatching. Lytham St Annes is a coastal gem and is located three miles from Blackpool on the Ribble Estuary which is one of the most important wildlife sites in Britain with more than 250,000 migratory wildfowl stopping off in the Ribble Estuary each year. Grab your binoculars, your camera and your bird book and get along to the RSPB Discovery Centre at Fairhaven Lake.