Steeped in history and with a vibrant heritage that can always be traced back to the ocean, Fleetwood is a town which takes pride in its outstanding beaches and coastline. In fact, it was the stunning location and natural sheltered harbour that inspired Sir Peter Hesketh Fleetwood to commission and build the entrancing Victorian town you see today!
Discover the traditional charm of one of Wyre’s designated bathing waters, Marine Beach. With brightly painted beach huts and a lovely stretch of sand to walk along or rest and relax, Marine Beach is a perfect spot to build sandcastles, fly a kite, or take a walk along the promenade to enjoy the view.
The iconic Marine Hall theatre overlooks the beach, providing a great backdrop for a year round calendar of events and activities, from stage shows to food festivals. You’ll also be able to spot The Mount built in 1901 atop a hill which was once a rabbit warren. The unique Victorian building has been lovingly restored, and the view of the coastline and town from this vantage point is unparalleled.
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.
Fleetwood’s rich sea-faring heritage in never more apparent than at Ferry Beach, where you will discover two original Victorian lighthouses, which were designed as a pair to guide shipping through the sandbanks of the estuary.
From here, you can hop onto the ferry and take a short trip to Knott End for a spot of lunch or a delicious ice cream!
Parking is available nearby to both beaches. View a full listing of free and pay and display car parks
Bathing water quality
Marine Beach is one of Wyre’s designated bathing waters, and has been classified as ‘good’ in terms of water quality under tough European cleanliness standards.
All four of Wyre’s beaches fly the Seaside Award flag, distinguishing them as amongst the best in the country. Keep Britain Tidy’s Seaside Awards are the nationwide standard for the best beaches across the UK. The flag is a symbol of quality which ensures visitors are guaranteed to find a clean, safe, attractive and well-managed coastal stretch.
Seasonal dog ban
We welcome dogs on the majority of our beaches, but to help keep our bathing waters clean and healthy, we operate a seasonal dog ban at both of our designated bathing waters, Marine Beach Fleetwood and Jubilee Beach Cleveleys. Anyone exercising their dog on these beaches from 1 May to 30 September will be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice. Dogs are welcome on other stretches of the beach during summer meaning there’s still plenty of space they can enjoy!