Lancashire has plenty of the most well-known beaches in the UK. If you decided to take a holiday in Lancashire, you must definitely check our list below. Here are 6 of the best beaches in Lancashire.
Probably the most famous of all the beaches in Lancashire, Blackpool beach has been very popular for hundreds of years. The seven-mile-long beach is home to three piers, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, and of course the iconic Blackpool Tower. The sands themselves are perfect for setting up a deck chair on a warm summer’s day or enjoying a donkey ride.
If you fancy getting away from the crowds, head just outside Blackpool to St Annes, where you will find the slightly quieter golden sands attract plenty of families, dog walkers, and kite flyers. The sand dunes are a popular place for a picnic and offer protection from the sea breezes.
Fleetwood has a sandy stretch of beach to wander along, known as Marine Beach, including pretty sand dunes. Bird watchers and anyone with an interest in the environment can also pay a visit to Rossall Tower, which features seasonal displays and a gallery full of local information, and two observation decks for taking in the views.
The views across Morecambe Bay are well worth the trip, with the Lake District fells offering a breath-taking backdrop. The promenade offers a safe way to walk the 5 mile stretch from Heysham to the far end of Morecambe, and there are art installations, playgrounds, cafes and sandy spots to sit and soak up some sun along the way.
Heysham is a truly charming little village on the Lancashire coastline, with some great cafes and pubs, and plenty of history. Half Moon Bay is a popular stretch of beach nestled beside Heysham Harbour, reaching right to the heritage center in the village. At Heysham Head, you’ll find the ruins of St Patrick’s Chapel, and stone graves that were once used as an album cover for Black Sabbath.
Perched on the border just before Cumbria, you’ll find Silverdale, which is a lovely place to walk in the woodland or stroll along the beach. Silverdale beach has several caves to explore, and there are a number of cafes in the village should you need refreshment.