Beaches in the North West

Beaches in the North West

  • Share on Facebook

The North West is one of the most populated parts of England, with major cities pretty close to the coast. There’s a wide range of beaches that welcome people from near and far across the region, each with their own characteristics that keep the visitors coming back. 

The North West centres around legends like Blackpool and into places many haven’t heard of. Despite being relatively built up, the region’s coastal reaches outside these cultural conurbations are some of the most unspoilt in the whole country. From the town’s dotted along the Lancashire coastline up to the lush countryside served up by Cumbria, this guide gives you all you need to know to top off your North West stay in style. And remember, you’re never far away from one of our best parks when you head for a stretch of the region’s sand.

Looking for the cream of the crop? Check out our list of the best beaches in the North West.

Beach walks: see the sites

Beach walks: see the sites
Blackpool Tower stands tall over the town

Beautiful Blackpool is the quite rightly the centrepiece of coastal tourism in the North West, and we serve up two terrific places for you to stay around what has to be Britain’s most famous town by the sea. Whether you’re based at Marton Mere or Cala Gran for your Haven holiday, this walk is easily accessed either way and a great stroll for seeing some of the beaches in the North West. 

It takes you along the stretch of coast from Blackpool’s famous promenade north to its sleepier neighbour of Fleetwood. Do as little or as much of the seven-mile route as you please and take in that special breath of fresh air every step of the way.

Beach history: impactful to say the least

Beach history: impactful to say the least
Formby: Beautiful, breezy and vast

The ports and beaches in the North West have made a huge impact on the course of events, not only in terms of England’s history but the world’s too. In 1715 Liverpool became the world’s first ever commercial wet dock, later serving as a key component of the evil transatlantic slave trade in the 18th-century, commemorated today by the International Slavery Museum near the Albert Dock in the city. 

Blackpool has buzzed throughout the decades as a hub of tourism, successfully reinventing itself as a beach destination in the face of international competition. Its tram system is a particularly poignant reminder of a transport mode that used to be the norm throughout the UK but is now very much the exception outside a small renaissance in recent years. 

The Lake District’s relatively uneventful history is its present-day strength. Untouched for centuries, there are only a handful of towns in this mountainous and spectacular area, as well as our Lakeland Holiday Park, undoubtedly one of the most picturesque in the Haven family.

Discover breaks in Blackpool

Marton Mere self catering holidays

Marton Mere, Blackpool

4 nights from £49
Indoor pool

Cala Gran, Blackpool

4 nights from £49

Beach attractions: get your list ready

Beach attractions: get your list ready

The beaches in the North West aren’t short of things to do for a month-long break by the sea, let alone a weekend or week with us here at Haven! There are several must see places in Blackpool, led by its magnificent tower that (call us bias if you like!) gives the Eiffel Tower in Paris a run for its money. The magnificent piers are places you must check out too, the great thing being there’s something for every generation of the family to get their teeth into, figuratively and literally as this is also one of the best places you could think of some traditional staples of the seaside. 

Drive or hop on your bike in any direction from our Lakeland park and prepare to be amazed, just remember to bring your camera! And when you fancy a day out further afield or on your way back, check out Liverpool or Manchester and remind yourself that are our parks and the beaches in the North West are always in a convenient place for a quick getaway from the hustle and bustle. 

Start planning your Great British break

Important information

Brand new holiday homes from £34,995

Holiday home price is for a new 3-bedroom ABI Horizon holiday home and includes siting, connections and standard accessories.   

Price excludes 2024 site fees, running costs and add-ons requested at point of sale. Subject to status and availability.   

As at 1 January 2024, price is available at all parks, excluding Cardigan View, Church Farm, Cala Gran, Far Grange, Kiln Park, Littlesea, Lydstep Beach, Penally Court, Perran Sands, Rockley Park, Seashore, Seaview, Skegness and Thornwick Bay. 

Images are shown for representational purposes. Access to holiday home is subject to park opening times.  

Park cannot be used as a permanent residence. Haven Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 01968698) and is a FCA appointed representative of Bourne Leisure Limited (t/a Haven).  Bourne Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 04011660) and is authorised and regulated by the FCA (Financial Services Register No. 312847) as a credit broker and insurance distributor. Registered office:  One Park Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 4YL. We may receive commission from the finance provider if you enter into an agreement with them.  

Pre-owned holiday homes from £19,995

Holiday home price is based on a pre-owned holiday home and includes siting, connections and standard accessories.   

Price excludes 2024 site fees, running costs and add-ons requested at point of sale.  Subject to status and availability.   

As at 1 January 2024, price is available at all parks, excluding Church Farm, Cala Gran, Cardigan View, Kiln Park, Littlesea, Lydstep Beach, Penally Court, Perran Sands, Rockley Park, Riviere Sands, Seashore, Seaview and Thornwick Bay.   

Access to holiday home is subject to park opening times. Park cannot be used as a permanent residence.  

Haven Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 01968698) and is a FCA appointed representative of Bourne Leisure Limited (t/a Haven).  Bourne Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 04011660) and is authorised and regulated by the FCA (Financial Services Register No. 312847) as a credit broker and insurance distributor. Registered office:  One Park Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 4YL.  We may receive commission from the finance provider if you enter into an agreement with them.  

Let2offset - make no site fee payments until 2031

Let2offset is a contractual lettings product that offers eligible owners a guaranteed letting income at a preferential rate (calculated each year) in exchange for a stipulated number of letting breaks. It also allows eligible owners to pay their site fees and receive their letting income in 12 equal monthly instalments; the monthly site fee amount charged by Haven will be after deduction of the letting income.

‘Make no site fee payments when using Let2offset until 2031’ is available at 33 Haven parks excluding Burnham, Cardigan View, Far Grange, Garreg Wen, Lydstep Beach, Riviere Sands and Seaview.  The letting income received will vary by make, model and location. The monthly site fee payment does not include running costs e.g. utilities, rates & insurance.

“Make no site fee payments when using Let2offset until 2031” is applicable to new and existing customer purchases of new Atlas Sahara 3 Bed or equivalent or superior grade holiday home purchases made through Haven where customers have also signed up to Haven’s Let2offset contract. It is not applicable to private sales and cannot be used in conjunction with our free Site Fee promotion.  It is available across 40% of eligible Parks and applies when letting a new Atlas Sahara 3 Bed holiday home (or equivalent or superior grade for 15 weeks.

An example of how “Make no site fee payments when using Let2offset until 2031” operates under Let2offset is the purchase of an Atlas Sahara 3 Bed holiday home at Primrose Valley with a monthly site fee of £585.00 (includes purchasing discount of £45) and monthly letting income of £803.67. The monthly difference equates to £218.67, which will be credited to the owner's account. Both letting income and site fees are subject to yearly pricing reviews and the monthly site fee costs and letting income shown in the example are based on 2024 figures.

Modelled assumptions on expected annual site fee and letting income charges over the 7-year lettable life of the Atlas Sahara 3 Bed indicate that under Let2offset it is anticipated that these customers will continue to receive a monthly credit during this period, however, this is not guaranteed. The modelled assumptions are based on the historical performance of Haven over the past 5 years of trading.

Images are shown for representational purposes. Access to holiday home is subject to park opening times.

Park cannot be used as a permanent residence. Haven Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 01968698) and is a FCA appointed representative of Bourne Leisure Limited (t/a Haven). Bourne Leisure Ltd is registered in England (No. 04011660) and is authorised and regulated by the FCA (Financial Services Register No. 312847) as a credit broker and insurance distributor. Registered office: One Park Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 4YL. We may receive commission from the finance provider if you enter into an agreement with them.

Get the latest Haven exclusives!

Receive Haven news and offers to your inbox

By providing your email address, you are consenting to being updated on all things Haven! Manage preferences via your account or by clicking the update preferences link in our emails. Privacy policy