Beaches near Blackpool
Blackpool is a lively Lancashire town that’s known for its 500ft tall tower, amusements and pretty promenade. The city also boasts sandy and pristine beaches that line the western shore. The beaches near Blackpool are some of the most highly rated in the country and are hailed by the locals and tourists alike.
The entirety of the Fylde Coast is made up of golden, sandy beaches, all the way from Fleetwood in the north to Lytham and St Annes in the south. We are fortunate enough to have two Haven holiday parks within a stone’s throw of this excellent shoreline. So whether you’re choosing to stay with us at Marton Mere Holiday Park or Cala Gran Holiday Park, we’ve got some coastal suggestions for you on the list of our favourite beaches near Blackpool.
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Beach walks: bright and breezy routes along the Lancashire coastline
Our Marton Mere holiday park is a brilliant position to access the bright lights of Blackpool, whilst still feeling like a real retreat from the hustle and bustle. Be sure to check out the serene and peaceful nature reserve that the park is named after, before heading to Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Driving here is easy, but we think a walk is a brilliant way to see even more. Head for Blackpool Model Village and Gardens to reach the town’s beach. Here you’ll discover a lush green area that’s full of things to do with the kids. For a real change of scenery, head south and park at Lytham St Annes to sample away from the spotlight.
Cala Gran is in a lovely area north of Blackpool, close to Cleveleys Beach and breezy Fleetwood. Park on North Promenade in Cleveleys to unlock a lovely walk along the Lancashire coast. Stroll all the way down to Bispham if you’re feeling energetic and stop off in one of the town’s many delicious places to eat. You’ll be taking in some of the best beaches near Blackpool.
Beach history: a tourist hotspot for over 100 years
Blackpool Pleasure Beach has been welcoming visitors from far and wide for over 100 years and is undoubtedly one of the UK’s most loved places for a home break. Founded in 1896, the venue has been owned by the same family ever since. The place is historically significant in itself, as are many of Blackpool’s other landmarks. Perhaps the most notable of these is the town’s tram service, which has existed in one form or another since 1885 and shows a mode of transport that was once widespread across the whole UK.
Today, it’s one of the only sites worldwide to use double decker trams, and ride on one of these does nostalgically alter the vibe to times gone past. For some history further afield, check out Lytham’s Victorian Pier and Promenade, full of everything needed for another great day out at the beaches near Blackpool.
Beach attractions: an iconic home of entertainment
You and the family won’t be stuck for attractions at the beaches near Blackpool. The town itself is packed to the brim of things to do. We’ve raved about the Pleasure Beach, and we must sing the south beach’s praises. A slightly quieter retreat, South Beach is brilliant for a spot of relaxation with loads of cool features for the kids like donkey rides and amusements.
No trip to Blackpool is complete without visiting the iconic tower, once the tallest structures in the Commonwealth. Head to SeaLife for some incredible aqua experiences, and check out Blackpool Zoo, home to loads of different species and brilliant experiences for little ones. Stanley Park is another place to head to, full of flowers and a great place to escape the hustle and bustle.