Thornton- Cleveleys is made up of two towns that complement each other perfectly.
Cleveleysis a bustling, traditional seaside resort with a range of popular shops, cafes and restaurants to enjoy as well as picture perfect views of the sea across the Irish Sea, miles of golden sands and exhilarating walks along a multi award winning promenade.
Cleveleys has a thriving high street with plenty of shops, including several national chains, with all types of retail for everyone to enjoy in a good day out. The main shopping centre is centred around Victoria Road West. There is a great selection of places to eat, with cafes of all kinds along the length of the high street, most of which have outdoor eating facilities. It’s a great place to sample award winning fish and chips.
Famous for its beautiful sunsets Cleveleys beach attracts a great deal of wildlife and migrating birds, and is perfect for kite flying and sandcastle building too!
Look out for the Mythic Coast Artwork trail which brings a magical element to the Cleveleys seafront. Striking sculptures have brought to life The Sea Swallow story - a specially commissioned children's story book that combines local folklore, myth and legend about Wyre's coastline. See the 10 metre high ‘Sea Swallow’ sculpture, discover the Shipwrecks memorial to all the ships lost on the Fylde Coast from 1643 to 2008, delight in the partially submerged ‘Mary's Shell’ on the sands and take a selfie with the ‘Ogre’.
Vue Cinema on the promenade shows all the latest releases and is just next to Jubilee Gardens, a great spot for the kids to burn off some energy in the children’s play area and skate park.
There are plenty of places to spend your evenings with many pubs and restaurants to choose from serving pub grub to gourmet dining.
From Cleveleys, It’s easy to get to neighbouring Fleetwood or further along the coast by tram and just 10 minutes drive down the road is the village of Thornton.
Thornton is a pretty village with a range of shops, fine pubs and restaurants, its own little theatre and an 18th Century windmill, as well as some picturesque walks around the Wyre Estuary Country Park at Stanah.
Thornton YMCA leisure centre is also open to non-members so you can enjoy the gym and fitness classes on offer. It’s also home to YMCA Bowl with 10 lanes, perfect for all ages to enjoy!