The Beach Guide

Best beaches in Lancashire

Below are a list of the top 10 beaches in Lancashire as selected by the users of the Beach Guide website.

The current most popular beach in Lancashire is Blackpool. If you would like to have your say on which are the best beaches in Lancashire just follow the link to the beach and vote by clicking the star ratings at the top right of the page.

  • Blackpool Beach (Central) © Steve Daniels | BY-SA

    1. Blackpool Beach (Central)

    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…

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  • Cleveleys Beach © Michael Ely | BY-SA

    2. Cleveleys Beach

    Located just 4 miles north of the bright lights of Blackpool is the town of Cleveleys. The beach front here is a vast expanse of sea and sand, backed by a promenade and the Jubilee Gardens all of which have benefitted from a recent large…

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  • Blackpool South Beach © Nigel Mykura | BY-SA

    3. Blackpool South Beach

    If you're looking for plenty of action, at a traditional seaside resort, then Blackpool is quite possibly the best beach destination in the country. The town boasts three piers and at the end of the "Golden Mile" lies the famous South…

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  • Lytham St Annes Beach © Gerald England | BY-SA

    4. Lytham St Annes Beach

    Located between the mud flats of the Ribble Estuary and the bright lights of Blackpool is the pleasant, if not a little posh, seaside town of Lytham. Despite being less than 5 miles down the coast from Blackpool, Lytham St Annes feels…

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  • Blackpool North Beach © John M Wheatley | BY-SA

    5. Blackpool North Beach

    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…

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  • Fleetwood Beach © Keith Burroughs | BY-SA

    6. Fleetwood Beach

    Fleetwood is actually the name of this charming seaside town in Lancashire that used to be a fishing port, although the name is also sometimes applied to the beach here. Technically however the beach in Fleetwood is called Marine Beach…

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  • St. Annes - North Beach © K A | BY-SA

    7. St. Annes - North Beach

    This sandy beach, backed by dunes is located on the Fylde coastline, between Lytham St Annes and Blackpool. At low tide up to 300 metres of clean, golden sand is exposed, perfect for building sandcastles and playing beach games. The North…

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  • Morecambe South Beach © Steve Daniels | BY-SA

    8. Morecambe South Beach

    Morecambe South Beach is a sand and shingle expanse, backed by rocky sea defences. The beach slopes gently into the sea, and is a popular place to relax whilst taking in the sea air during the warmer summer months. A pleasant promenade,…

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  • Heysham (Half Moon Bay) © John Darch | BY-SA

    9. Heysham (Half Moon Bay)

    Half Moon Bay stretches from the wall of Heysham Harbour up the coast to the Heritage Centre at Lower Heysham. At high tide the beach is fairly small, flanked by rocks and backed by grassy hills. At low tide however, a vast expanse of…

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  • Bispham Beach © Steve Daniels | BY-SA

    10. Bispham Beach

    If you're in the Blackpool area and fancy a walk along the promenade away from all the holiday crowds, then Bispham might be a good choice. Set between Blackpool North Shore and Cleveleys, Bispham has extensive man-made sea defences, known…

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