prides itself on “Hospitality & Service”. As a popular seaside holiday
resort it was founded just over 150 years ago as a resort for Victorian
for its one-time great fishing and seafood industry, this function
has somewhat declined in recent years, though many visitors still
feel the need to visit the jetties where Fleetwood trawlers still
offload their catch, or else they enjoy hiring or chartering one
of the many local boats to try their hands at sea angling.
Photos by Gary
Marina and Yacht Club attract sleek boats from all along the Fylde
Coast. More modestly, the visitor can rent a small boat or pedalo,
or learn windsurfing at Fleetwood’s Windsurfing Club. On a smaller
scale still, there is a model yacht lake where annual championships
The Fleetwood Museum, well worth a visit, traces the nautical and
maritime history of Fleetwood. The seafront Leisure Centre offers
a wide range of activity sports, and next door is an indoor swimming
pool, with an outdoor pool open in summer months, with a free kiddies’
paddling pool nearby.
The town also has a Crown Green for Bowling at the Marine Gardens.
The foreshore offers a 9 hole golf course, a Crazy Golf Green, and
the Fleetwood Golf Course is available for the more serious golfer.
Fleetwood Marine Hall
Marine Hall offers daily and evening entertainments, with catering,
bars and events for all the family. Miss Wyre Competition held here
between July and August.
Tyme Music Hall held on Wednesday evenings from July to September,
and Sequence Dancing from September to October. For a free colour
brochure on all its forthcoming events:
Telephone: 01253 771 141.
Queens Terrace, Fleetwood. Telephone:
01253 876 621.
Displays the history of deep sea fishing, model ships, gift shop.
Mount Craft Centre
Telephone: 01253 884 242 or 01253
Local craftspeople displaying quality handmade items for sale, including
original water-colours, wood turning, glass engraving, soft toys,
knitwear, cross-stitch, embroidery, dried flower arrangements, quilting,
slate, ceramics, jewellery, amongst others.
Fylde Folk Festival
A weekend of spectacular music,
song and dance. Held first week in September. For current details,
Telephone: 01253 872 317.
Fleetwood Tourist Information Centre
Esplanade, Fleetwood. Telephone: 01253 773 953
Free accommodation booking service, theatre ticket bookings, details
and tickets for attractions and events and up-to-date information
on What’s On in and around Fleetwood.
about 11/2 hours drive from Manchester by car on M6 motorway, exit
Junction 32, on to the M55 to Junction 3 and then the A585 to Fleetwood.
By rail or Tram from Blackpool or by the No 14 Bus.