"Lytham, St Annes and Fairhaven Lake." Lytham by mustertal

Lytham Travel Guide: 11 reviews and 72 photos

St Anne's

This little sea side town, is probably best known for it's famous golf course, Royal and Ancient Lytham St Anne's.
It has a lovely Victorian pier, and well laid out gardens along the sea front. An old train is used as a cafe and shop's. For the children there's an area with a playground, trampolines, dodgem boats and a little train that takes you for a trip around the crazy golf course.
The sand is muddy in places, but you can loose yourself in the sand dunes north of the beautiful Victorian pier.

Les Dawson was much loved comedian in the UK, who died at the age of 62, he lived and loved St Ann's,and in the little Peace garden next to the Pier you will found a statue of himself.


Lytham is a very quiet seaside resort, it's just south of Blackpool, and 20 miles north of Preston. It doesn't really have a beach, because it's on the mouth of the Ribble estuary, but, it does have "Lytham Green" a long stretch of green grass to play ball, sunbathe or picnic on.
This is a gentle laid back place away from the hustle and bustle of Blackpool, it is somewhere to go and relax, were children can fly kites and kick a football, it's an inexpensive day out.
The town centre is small but you will find lots of good places to eat and drink.
You can walk along the sea front for miles, and onto the next resort of Fairhaven. It is flat and suitable for wheelchair users and people with mobility problems. There are plenty of seats along the way for you to sit on and rest those tired leg's.
Visit the Windmill ,which is on the green, open to the public and run by Lytham heritage.
Go see the Lowther gardens and Pavilion, watch people playing balls, or maybe take in a show.

Fairhaven Lake

Fairhaven Lake is just a short way up the coast from Lytham, you will find just a little more to do here. The lake is quite small and boats can be hired to sail on it. There is a walk way all around the lake with picnic tables, a play ground, skate board park, tennis, crown green bowling, a cafe and a little shop.
You are asked not to feed the ducks and swans on the lake.
There is a slop down to the lake from the road, if you have a wheelchair, be careful as it is a little steep and you need to navigate your way round as not all places are accessible.

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  • Pros:Laid back, quiet resorts.
  • Last visit to Lytham: Mar 2011
  • Intro Updated Mar 24, 2011
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  • wise23girl's Profile Photo
    Mar 27, 2011 at 2:16 PM

    Nice page...see you soon in Lytham Marg

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Mar 27, 2011 at 2:08 PM

    It's been five and a half years since I last looked at this page, and I see you have updated just about everything since then. These three towns sound quiet, but very nice.

  • KiKitC's Profile Photo
    Dec 2, 2009 at 3:46 AM

    Great tips. Looks inviting. Hope your birthday is full of friends and laughter.

  • unaS's Profile Photo
    Nov 1, 2009 at 6:22 AM

    Looks like a nice little laid back place to relax in but...US$31 - 40 is LEAST expensive ?!? Yikes!!!

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Oct 14, 2009 at 8:59 AM

    Nice little page Margaret, another nice little spot in the UK to go roam and relax - especially if its a nice sunny day!

  • margaretvn's Profile Photo
    May 3, 2009 at 1:30 AM

    enjoyed your page - I only spent a morning there while when we had a family reunion in the area. Perhaps it is time to go back again

  • davesut's Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2008 at 8:58 AM

    Hello Margaret, enjoy Llandudno, I'll look for that bench on my next visit and don't forget the flipflops. It looked a lovely day in Lytham and St Anne's when you took these pics.

  • raytor's Profile Photo
    Mar 6, 2008 at 7:24 PM

    Hola amiga. Que pasa?

  • Gillybob's Profile Photo
    Nov 23, 2007 at 12:07 PM

    Yippee!!! AND its gone from heavy rain to light rain - I can work with that! Tomorrow!

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Aug 30, 2007 at 2:34 PM

    I only visited this area briefly such a long time ago = maybe time to go back and explore


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