Lytham St Annes

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The first thing you need to know about this arc of lovely northwest English coastline is that the Borough of Lytham St.Annes is actually four separate towns joined together by one very long road and a train line. Lytham and St.Annes are the largest and between them you’ll find Ansdell and Fairhaven which basically lie on either side of the railway.

Lytham moorings are situated on the outskirts of the town along the ‘Creek’ that leads into the Ribble Estuary. It’s ramshackle and has much character. It also has a long history of boat building. This is where they made the African Queen for the Humphrey Bogart / Audrey Hepburn movie of the same name. There is anchorage both there and on the seafront and the sailing is diverse, with the mighty Ribble heading inland via the incredibly vast Preston docklands and open waters that stretch to the Isle of Man and beyond. Be warned though these waters are not for the faint hearted. Take all the advice you can. And you’ll get plenty of that from the local cruising club, which sits next to the jetty on Lytham’s picturesque seafront.

Lytham has the longest green in the country (with its own windmill) that stretches for a mile and a half along the promenade. The green eventually gives way to a nature trail through sand hills and then to Fairhaven with its famous Granny’s Bay and leisure lake complex. Ansdell is just a few minutes walk from the lake and there you’ll find shops, food outlets and a pub. Carry on heading north and you’ll arrive at St.Annes with its magnificent three miles of clean sandy beach and wonderful sand hills. The town has some fantastic dining out, a pier and a leisure park on the promenade. Back in Lytham there is a more old-fashioned leisurely vibe with a bustling town centre full of cafes, pubs and restaurants.

With Blackpool only down the road and the City of Preston a twenty minute drive or train ride away a visit to Lytham St.Annes offers plenty of diversity. From woodland walks, to late night dancing, fine dining, superb fish and chips and some of the best seaside views imaginable. It is totally family friendly with accommodation to suit all budgets and facilities for just about anyone. And because of that families return to the resort generation after generation.

PS Lytham is also the home of Harbourguides.
Comments (12)
19/01/2019 @ 8:14 pm
brian caird
could some one please tell me do i have to go in river ribble at high tide & how safe will my boat be if i do my own mooring please tell me, all the old sea dogs & fisher men..thank you
04/10/2011 @ 2:47 pm
hello all, does anyone have info about overnight mooring at lytham? cost? availbility? access? i'm wanting to come out of preston and down the ribble - first time so heart in mouth! - and would like to overnight at lytham as a short shake down hop. thanks all.
31/08/2011 @ 2:29 pm
Gaz locky
Had a meal at Portofinos last was brilliant,can recomend it!!!
22/07/2011 @ 1:56 pm
the ribbel is a great place if you know it like the back of your hand for sure i live there but dont go near the place if you dont,really its not safe stay away from the douglas boatyard there cheats,best bet is to go to fleetwood and get the tram to latham as the river is very silted up and neglected,dont pick up a mooreing as most of them are very old ,preston is 15 miles inland
25/04/2011 @ 7:48 pm
kevin eaton
And that's why i have lived there for 42 years :>)
10/02/2011 @ 9:09 pm
Richard King
fabulous place used to be packed with yachts
10/02/2011 @ 8:47 pm
i live in lytham st annes
10/02/2011 @ 8:46 pm
Won't forget you bud !!!
10/02/2011 @ 8:43 pm
Richard John King
OK... gotcha... the security thing is not good!!! Not needed! really off putting!
10/02/2011 @ 8:40 pm
Richard John King
I suggested you did this nearly two years ago!!! Don't forget me!!!
10/02/2011 @ 8:33 pm
Wow Richard long time no see..great new feature!!!!
10/02/2011 @ 8:23 pm
Richard John King
hello bud
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