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St Annes

Discover St. Annes: A Quintessential Seaside Experience


St. Annes, often known as St Annes on Sea, is an enchanting seaside town nestled between Blackpool and Lytham. This Victorian resort is a treasure trove of attractions, offering a rich blend of golden sandy beaches, lush gardens, and a vibrant town centre.  


Let's embark on an immersive journey to explore this charming destination. By the way, Tim's video is just great. Watch below.

St. Annes: A Brief Overview


St. Annes, part of the larger Lytham St Annes, is renowned for its wide sandy beach, iconic pier, and well-maintained seafront gardens. This family-friendly town provides a classic seaside experience, complete with the tranquil ambiance of a traditional Victorian resort.

Lord Derby St Annes

Beachside Attractions


St. Annes Beach is the town's crown jewel, known for its expansive sandy shores. The beach is perfect for a family day out, offering ample space for sandcastle building, sunbathing, or a leisurely promenade along the water's edge.

Adjacent to the beach, you'll find St. Annes Pier, a Victorian-era pier brimming with activities. From cafes to amusement arcades, the pier has something to offer to every visitor. The pier's close proximity to the town centre makes it a focal point of the town's seafront attractions. You can see it at the end of St Annes Square as you shop.

For the younger visitors, Splash Park Zone is an outdoor water play area located on St Annes Promenade. This colourful attraction features water jets, and fountains and is fully accessible, providing endless fun for children under twelve.

St Annes Beach

Promenade Gardens

Stretching from St Annes Pier to the Beach Terrace Café, the Promenade Gardens is an oasis of tranquility. The gardens are beautifully maintained, featuring waterfalls, interlinked ponds, and an array of vibrant flowers. Visitors can relax in the bandstand and shelters, or take a peaceful stroll while enjoying the views across the Ribble Estuary.

St Annes Square

Town Centre Attractions


St. Annes' town centre is a bustling hub of activity, offering a wide range of shops and businesses. Streets like Wood Street and St David’s Road South are filled with unique retailers offering distinctive products. The town centre is also home to several art installations, adding a creative touch to the urban landscape.


Historical Landmarks


History buffs will appreciate the diverse historical landmarks scattered throughout St. Annes. The Lifeboat Monument, unveiled in 1888, commemorates the bravery of lifeboat crews who responded to the distress signals of the barque ‘Mexico’.


Another notable landmark is the Peace and Happiness Garden which houses a statue of the well-loved comedian Les Dawson.

Recreational Activities


St. Annes offers a plethora of recreational activities to suit all ages and interests. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy a challenging round at the Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club or the St Annes Old Links Golf Club, both renowned for their championship links courses.

For those seeking a more relaxed activity, Fairhaven Lake provides an idyllic setting for a leisurely walk, boat ride, or picnic. The lake is also home to the RSPB Discovery Centre and a Japanese Garden, offering plenty of opportunities for wildlife watching.


Culinary Delights


No visit to St. Annes is complete without indulging in the town's culinary delights. The town boasts a diverse food and drink scene, with a variety of restaurants, cafes, and bars catering to all tastes and preferences.




From cosy bed and breakfasts to luxury hotels, St. Annes offers a range of accommodation options to suit all budgets. Many of these establishments are located within easy reach of the town's major attractions, ensuring a convenient and comfortable stay for visitors.




St. Annes hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including the famous St Annes Kite Festival and the Lytham Festival. These events, featuring live music, entertainment, and colourful displays, add a vibrant touch to the town's cultural calendar.

The town is a charming seaside resort that effortlessly blends tradition with modernity. Whether you're seeking a relaxing beach getaway or an active holiday filled with recreational activities, St. Annes promises a memorable experience for all visitors.

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