twin towns of Lytham and Saint Annes are nowadays jointly referred
to as Lytham St Annes as their separate boundaries are virtually
indistinguishable, although residents may beg to differ, for old
loyalties die hard. Lytham is a quieter, less commercially developed
resort when compared to its immediate northern neighbour, Blackpool,
and for this reason it is much favoured by older people and those
who seek a more peaceful seaside experience. It
has extensive golden sands, and because the sea lies a good way
out, and the tidal race is slow and gentle, it is an ideal place
for small children, and its shoreside facilities reflect this.
Donkey rides on the beach in summertime; St Annes Pier: Kiddies
Paddling Pool and the Bandstand; a
distinctive local landmark
is a well established with a main promenade near the central pier,
where visitors may walk amongst the ornamental gardens overlooking
the sea. The old Victorian pier, which lies centrally on the beach
has been totally renovated in recent years, and its former elegance
has been enhanced by new facilities for refreshments, ice cream
kiosk, toilet facilities and an amusement arcade for small children.
the beach one may find the traditional donkey rides which seem to
have suffered very little by the march of time.
to the promenade is the famous Lytham Green and Windmill. Lytham
has an excellent shopping centre, with many quaint shops as well
as the larger stores.
are facilities for tennis and bowls at Lowther Gardens and at Fairhaven
Lake, there are sailing dinghies, rowing boats, motor boats and
is famous for its Golf Links, there are four championship courses,
the Royal Lytham and St. Anne's, St.Anne's Old Links, Fairhaven
and Lytham Green Drive.
is also a good winter venue with its games arcade on the pier with
good basic café facilities on-site.