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.

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    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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    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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. Hest Bank Beach

    The village of Hest Bank, between Morecambe and Carnforth has a grassy foreshore and a sandy beach. It has views onto the saltmarshes and mudflats of Morecambe Bay, which is notorious for its sinking sands, mud-filled gullies and fast-moving…

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    6. Morecambe Beach (North)

    In the early and mid 20th century Morecambe was very much a thriving resort town. Today things are a little quieter but the resort is not without its charm and there is still plenty going on. Arcades, shops along with a variety of fish…

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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. Pilling Sands Beach

    Not so much of a beach as a an area of salt marsh. Pilling Sands overlooks the River Lune estuary, at the southern end of Morecambe Bay. Beyond the grassy marsh, a vast area of wet sand is exposed at low tide. Visitors should not stray…

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    10. 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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