Blackpool Beach

Blackpool is, for better or worse, possibly the best known seaside resort in the UK. The beach and seafront here have been a major draw for a hundred years and whilst the Blackpools fortunes may have ebbed and waned the town’s character essentially remains the same.

Boasting seven miles of sand Blackpool seafront is home to three large piers and the 500ft tall Blackpool Tower. The main beach lies between the South and Central piers and is backed by a promenade. Along this strip run the well known trams which become the centrepieces of the Blackpool Illuminations at the end of every summer.

The beach itself is a large expanse of flat sand, which becomes a vast expanse of flat sand at low tide. And rest assured, you can still get a donkey ride and hire a deckchair if you want.

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Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs are not allowed on the beach between 1st May and 30th September between North Pier and the Mirror Ball opposite the Solaris Centre. Dogs must be kept on a lead on the promenade at all times between North and South Piers.

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  • Swimming/bathing


  • Promenade

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SD 3049 3452

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