Landmarks include the Lytham Windmill, the attractive manor house, Lytham Hall and more modern addition – the endearing Les Dawson Statue located in the Ornamental Gardens adjacent to the Victorian Pier. Lytham St Annes is just a stone’s throw from Blackpool Airport and within easy reach of Blackpool’s many attractions from the iconic Tower to Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Sandcastle Indoor Waterpark.
The endless sandy beach at Lytham features beautiful sand dunes and ample space for all. Take a stroll along the Promenade, try your hand at mini or crazy golf and take in a show at the historic Lowther Pavilion, a favourite for family shows, craft fairs and more. Lytham St Annes has a delightful shopping town centre brimming with chic boutiques, quirky independent shops and unique independent department store JR Taylor with some fantastic European fashion collections you won’t find anywhere else!
Lytham & St Annes Attractions
St Annes’ beach is an award winner and the resort’s Victorian pier is one of the UK’s prettiest dating from 1885. The Pier Cafe serves up the finest Lancashire home-cooked food accompanied by spectacular views of the Fylde Coast. Shops, amusement arcades and children’s rides are all to be found on the pier and a cluster of seaside attractions sit just to the south of the pier including St Annes Pool, The Bandstand, Miniature Golf and Railway and beautiful Fairhaven Lake and Gardens with RSPB Discovery Centre.
Nestling between Lytham St Annes and Lytham, Fairhaven Saltwater Lake offers a choice of attractions and activities. The lake is popular for boating. Motorboats, canoes and rowing boats can all be hired and the lake is an important site for wildfowl including Canada Geese, Swans and Water Hens. An RSPB Discovery Centre and cafe sit alongside the lake. Colourful festivals are held here at Fairhaven Lake including the Dragon Boat Festival in late September.
Discover more great attractions in Lytham beyond Granny’s Bay. The Grade II listed Victorian Lytham Windmill on the coastal green is a famous feature on the Fylde Coast and is free to enter, featuring a tourist information point and exhibition on Victorian life in Lytham in the basement area.
Lytham Heritage Centre
Find out more about Lytham’s local history at The Lytham Heritage Centre housed within a Grade II Listed former bank in the town. Run by volunteers, the heritage centre overlooks the Pedestrianised plazza.