Blackpool North Beach
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Whatever your preferences, the north pier and north beach has a wealth of attractions to enjoy. First of all there is the beach itself where you will find clear sands and rolling waves. Popular activities on the beach include hiring a deckchair to enjoy a relaxing day in the sun(!) or simply laying a towel and hoping for the sun to come out. Making sandcastles or playing beach games is also popular among all ages here and you can easily spend a full day enjoying the traditional Great British seaside.
The beach is also a Blue Flag Beach which means that it has met the standards of the Foundation of Environmental Education for its sustainable practices and dedication to marine life in the area.
A little further back from the beach you will find the North Pier which houses the famous North Pier Theatre where you will find regular shows such as musical performances, comedy nights, and other acts.
There is also a Victorian tea room if you fancy a traditional British cream tea as well as an ornate Venetian Carousel that younger visitors will love. There is even an ice cream parlour for anyone looking to sit on the sand while enjoying a cone and marvelling at the stunning sea views.
Also flanking the north beach at Blackpool is an arcade where you can play old fashioned yet charming games such as penny slots and the signature attraction here is a puppet of Sooty that belonged to Harry Corbett and dates from 1948.
As you walk along the north beach you will come to the iconic Blackpool Tower and you should make sure to look out for some steps that lead off the beach to the Comedy Carpet which is a selection of humorous quotes from famous British comedians, a number of whom used to perform comedy shows in Blackpool.