With over 16km of beautiful coastline to explore, Wyre’s beaches and promenades are the perfect place for visitors of all ages and interests. Take in the fresh sea air and stunning views by walking or cycling along the seafront. On your journey you’ll pass a variety of landscapes and habitats, from sand and shale beaches to dunes and pretty promenades. Look out for the abundant wildlife that calls this stretch of the North West home. What’s more, with stunning sunsets over the ocean and many hidden treasures to discover, Wyre’s coastline is a photographers dream.
Our coastline begins at the traditional seaside resort of Cleveleys, approximately four miles north of Blackpool. One of two designated bathing waters in Wyre, this stretch of beach is called Jubilee Beach, and is the perfect spot to enjoy traditional activities such as building sandcastles, flying kites, walking or cycling.
Take a walk from Cleveleys to Rossall and explore the Mythic Coastline, a series of art sculptures which bring to life the story of The Sea Swallow, igniting the imagination of children and adults alike. Snap a photograph of the much loved Mary’s Shell, or see if you can spot the Sea Ogre lurking on the sands when the tide is out!
Rossall Point Tower cuts a magnificent figure over Rossall Beach. This unique piece of architecture acts as a base for the National Coastguard Institute, and visitors can explore the three floors, including the open viewing platform at the top which offers stunning views of Morecambe Bay and the Irish Sea. If you’re lucky, you might catch a glimpse of some grey seals bobbing in the ocean waves.
Continue along the coastline and you’ll arrive in Fleetwood, a delightful Victorian seaside town with a rich social history and fishing industry heritage. It is here that you will discover the traditional charm of Wyre’s second designated bathing water, Marine Beach, with brightly painted beach huts and a lovely stretch of sand to walk along or rest and relax. From here, you can even take in some of the beautiful Victorian architecture of the town, such as the art deco dome atop Marine Hall theatre.
Where the Wyre Estuary opens into the Irish Sea lies Ferry Beach, the second beach in Fleetwood, which has breath-taking views across to Morecambe Bay. Home to a wealth of sandflats and saltmarshes that attract thousands of birds, it is considered the second most important estuary in the UK, and is the perfect spot for wildlife enthusiasts. Plus, from here you can spot even more of Fleetwood’s unique architecture, such as its two lighthouses.
All four of Wyre’s beaches fly the Seaside Award flag, distinguishing them as amongst the best in the country.
Across the Wyre Estuary, nestled on the southern edge of Morecambe Bay, is the charming village of Knott End-on-sea. Accessible either by road or by a three-minute ferry crossing, the village boasts a popular ice cream parlour, a variety of shops and cafes, and is the start point of a picturesque five mile circular walk. Next to the jetty, you’ll find a sculpture in honour of artist LS Lowry, in the same spot where the artist himself was known to stand and sketch.
Safety is important for both residents and visitors. For more information on tide times, emergency services and steps you can take to ensure your own safety, please see our beach safety pages
Below is a video showcasing our beautiful beaches and amazing views.