St Annes Seafront

St Annes Seafront

Have a look around St Annes seafront, it’s an important part of this Victorian seaside town.

Explore miles of the huge natural beaches. Walk the beautifully tended promenade gardens complete with waterfalls and ducks. Enjoy traditional seaside attractions with fun for all the family.

Have a look at the glorious sandy beach on a beautiful summers day in this aerial footage taken by Quadographer13

Enjoy the Seaside at St Annes Seafront

There’s a main T junction between the promenade and St Annes Road West (the main high street). Adjacent to this is where you’ll find the ‘seaside’ resort seafront of St Annes. It’s where the seafront hotels are, and all the traditional British seaside things.

Aerial view of St Annes seafront and beach from Quadrographer13
Aerial view of St Annes seafront and beach from Quadrographer13

 

St Annes seafront - the beach and pier
St Annes seafront – the beach and pier

There’s a good selection of high quality accommodation and places to stay, with a choice of period and modern properties. It’s all designed to give you a perfect UK break!

St Annes Pier  is opposite this junction, in the attractive surroundings of the typical British coastal resort.

There’s pay and display car parking at the front of and to the right of the pier. There are also Danfo public toilets here (20p a go).

 

 

Pier at St Annes seafront
Pier at St Annes seafront

Nearby is the paddling pool which is very popular in summer, and next to it an attractive bandstand.

St Annes seafront paddling pool and bandstand
St Annes seafront paddling pool and bandstand

The seafront gardens are beautiful and well kept. They’re complete with a pond and huge waterfall where you’ll find resident ducks.

St Annes seafront gardens
St Annes seafront gardens

Head South Along St Annes Seafront

Follow the seafront southwards with the sea on your right and you can walk right around the coastline. You’ll pass Fairhaven Lake and and if you carry on arrive at Lytham.

Whether on foot or by car, travel south along the coastal route and you’ll pass The Island complex. Here there are restaurants and a cinema, outdoor children’s amusements, gift shops and a cafe. Unusually they’re housed in stationary railway carriages!

You’ll also pass the RNLI all-weather base. The annual Lifeboat Day is held here. In the same building is the RNLI shop.

There’s a cafe in another building on the opposite side of the boating pool. It was designed by the same architect as the boathouse so looks somewhat similar, but has no connection with the lifeboat.

RNLI boathouse and shop on St Annes seafront
RNLI boathouse and shop on St Annes seafront

Next to the RNLI building is a boating lake where you can have all kinds of safe fun, messing about in the water.

Boating pool near the RNLI on St Annes seafront
Boating pool near the RNLI on St Annes seafront

Further south you’ll reach the much larger Fairhaven Lake. Again, here the coastal footpath heads around the water’s edge, or by car the highway follows the seafront.

Finally, the road rounds the corner inland to the crossroads at the White Church, where you pick up Clifton Drive. Turn left to return to St Annes town centre, or turn right for a short drive to Lytham.

Drive Northwards along St Annes Seafront

The long, straight roads of North and South Promenade provide an attractive drive (or walk) along the seafront at St Annes. North Promenade (with the sea on your left) takes you in the direction of Blackpool. South Promenade (with the sea on your right) takes you to Lytham.

There are lare properties along North Promenade, some in individual ownership, others are apartment blocks. Most are residential, either period properties or a variety of more recent architectural styles.

Sand Dunes

These properties at North Promenade have spectacular views across the large sand dunes which flank the seaward side of the road.

Naturally formed, these provide at least some protection from the westerly winds and airborne sand, which blows from the huge, golden sandy beach that lies beyond.

Sand dunes of North Promenade on St Annes seafront
Sand dunes of North Promenade on St Annes seafront

The sand dunes form a natural sea defence. The sandy beach is so huge because of the wide tidal range of the Irish Sea.

Looking for Directions?

Click on the Google map below and have a look around

Link to Google map of St Annes seafront
Link to Google map of St Annes seafront

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