Things to do in St Annes on the Sea

Being a popular seaside resort, there’s plenty for families and for the young at heart, from strolling down the Promenade and taking in the spectacular views to enjoying the parks and gardens and wide open sandy beach, dunes and traditional pier. Enjoy a game of bowls, mini golf or a browse through the many shops in the town centre.

Ashton Gardens
Ashton Gardens
Beautiful gardens in the heart of St Anne’s with a bowling green, a children’s play area and beautiful rose gardens. In the centre of the gardens you’ll find the Ashton Pavilion Café and also the war memorial. There are events in the park including brass bands in the summer.

Clifton Drive North, St Annes FY8 2AE
01253 658658

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Aztex Venue
Aztex Venue
Function room and performance venue available for hire for a wide range of requirements, including awards events, weddings, conferences, family gatherings and exhibitions. Large, fully wooden floored room, mood lighting, music and microphone usage and additional seating as well as being wheelchair friendly throughout.

South Promenade, St Annes FY8 1LS
01253 736409

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Bizzie Fingers
Bizzie Fingers
Located on the Crescent in the heart of St Anne’s Bizzie Fingers has an extensive range of fabrics including craft, dressmaking, quilting and patchwork fabrics. There is a range of dress making fabrics and often have fabrics from Coast, M&S, Jigsaw, Top Shop and Phase 8 and they sell fabric by the metre, fat quarter bundles and single fat quarters.

21 The Crescent, Lytham St Annes FY8 1SZ
01253 721721

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Boating
Boating
For something a little different, take to the water in a variety of boats and pedalos. Located adjacent to the YMCA swimming pool and RNLI station, the shallow lake is accessible from the Promenade. Great fun for a bit of fresh air and exercise!

South Promenade, St Annes FY8 1SW
07736 934266

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Book Bargains
Book Bargains
Established in 1978 and stocking the largest range of new and used books on the Fylde Coast, Book Bargains is situated not far from the centre of St Anne’s and has many out of print books and is well worth a browse to see through their extensive collection.

31 St Andrews Rd S, Lytham St Annes FY8 1PZ
01253 712015

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Harry's Soft Play Centre
Harry's Soft Play Centre
For children 6 months to 10 years old. A large three level junior adventure play area for 3 -10 years old. A separate two level toddlers play area for 2-4 years old and a separate soft play area for 6 months – up to 2 years. Seating area for parents with refreshments available from our superb cafe, providing high quality, experienced and professional service. Party packages available.

YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes on Sea, FY8 1XD
01253 724117

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Island Cinemas
Island Cinemas
A modern, compact, independent four screen cinema showing the latest releases, with regular. ticket deals. Located close to St Anne’s Pier and the Beach Huts and Mini Links, watch all the latest films on the big screen in St Anne’s. Adjacent parking (charge applies to 6pm). Special offers available and autism friendly and subtitled films scheduled. For regular visitors, a loyalty card programme is in place.

South Promenade, St Annes, FY8 1LS
01253 725331

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Les Dawson Statue
Les Dawson Statue
Well loved comedian lived in the area for many years before he passed away in 1993. Adjacent to St Anne’s Pier, you’ll find the Peace and Happiness Garden where there’s a wonderful statue of Les, made by Graham Ibbeson – who also sculpted the Eric Morecambe statue, located on Morecambe Promenade. Parking available close by.

North Promenade, St Annes on Sea, FY8 1LW
01253 658443

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Lytham Brewery
Lytham Brewery
Established in 2007, Lytham brewery originally located in Lytham is now located not far from the centre of St Anne’s. This small brewery produces a wide range of fine ales and open days are held and there is a bar service available for hire for events.

Unit 8, Cambells Court, Lord St, St Anne’s, FY8 2DF
01253 725440

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Lytham St Annes Guitar Shop
Lytham St Annes Guitar Shop
An independent guitar shop on the high street specialising in fine instruments, individual guitar & bass lessons, meticulous setups & servicing, recording and essential accessories by top brands. One to one 30 minute sessions with an experienced guitar, bass and theory teacher by prior arrangement. Free street parking (restrictions apply).

20 The Crescent, Lytham St Annes FY8 1SZ
01253 780323

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Mexico Disaster Monumnet
Mexico Disaster Monumnet
On 9th Dec 1886, the barque ‘Mexico of Hamburg’ was travelling from Liverpool to South America when it was caught in a fierce storm. Lifeboats from Southport (the Eliza Fernley), Lytham (the Charles Biggs) and St Annes (the Laura Janet), responded to the distress signals. All on board the Mexico were rescued by the Lytham lifeboat. All but two of the Eliza Fernley were lost and the entire crew of the St Annes crew (Laura Janet) perished at sea. In total 27 Lifeboat men lost their lives that night. On 23rd May 1888 the Lifeboat Monument was unveiled near the Pier in St Annes to commemorate the bravery of these crews

South Promenade, Saint Annes FY8 2NG
01253 658443

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Mini Links
Mini Links
A challenging 18 hole par 3 Mini Links golf course, a fabulous 18 hole Putting Green and an entertaining 9 hole Crazy Golf on South Promenade opposite with fantastic views across the Ribble Estuary. There’s no restrictions on clothing, age or ability, so it’s a great venue to tweak your short game or hit your first ever golf shot.

South Promenade, Saint Annes FY8 1LS
01253 782134

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Promenade Gardens
Promenade Gardens
Take a pleasant stroll through the mature gardens, water features, waterfalls, interlinked ponds (popular with ducks!), and beautifully maintained gardens from St Anne’s Pier to the Beach Terrace Café. There’s a bandstand and shelters along the way to relax and take in the views.

Promenade, St Annes FY8 1LW
01253 658443

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RNLI Station
RNLI Station
The new Shannon lifeboat Barbara Anne arrived in February 2018 and is based at the RNLI lifeboat station on the Promenade adjacent to the Island complex. There’s a shop at the lifeboat station if you wish to pop in and support the great work of this life saving service.

121-123 South Promenade, Saint Annes FY8 1SJ
01253 714900

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Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club
Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club
Founded in 1886, the present course was constructed in 1897. The Clubhouse celebrated its Centenary in 1998 and it is one of the premier links courses in the world, host to eleven Open Championships, two Ryder Cups and numerous other major tournaments including the Women’s and Seniors Open Championships and the Walker Cup in 2015. The Ricoh Women’s British Open returns in 2018.

Links Gate, Lytham St Annes FY8 3LQ
01253 724206

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Rustic Living
Rustic Living
Located on the Crescent in the heart of St Annes, Rustic Living sells furniture, home wares and gifts – sofas, drawers, tables and pottery. A real ‘Aladdin’s Cave’ with very helpful staff on hand and revamped and re purposed furniture on sale. On street parking available.

11 the Crescent, Lytham St Annes FY8 1SZ
07592 960350

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St Annes Beach Huts
St Annes Beach Huts
Day rental from 10am to midnight, the St Anne’s Beach Huts have become a very popular addition to the seaside overlooking the wide open sandy beach. All are fitted with mains electricity, kitchens, fresh water, crockery, a folding table and everything you’d need for a luxurious day at the beach. Popular for family gatherings, anniversaries. Toilets and parking nearby.

121 – 123 South Promenade, Saint Annes FY8 1LS
01253 789332

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St Annes Old Links Golf Club
St Annes Old Links Golf Club
Founded in 1901, St Anne’s Old Links is one of the fine championship links of England’s north west coast. Limited number of caddies and buggies, so please contact in advance. The club is the first venue to host final qualifying for both the Open Championship and Ricoh Women’s British Open in the same year. The club will continue to host Open Final Qualifying in 2019 – 2021.

Highbury Rd East, Saint Annes FY8 2LD
01253 723597

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St Annes Pier
St Annes Pier
Welcoming visitors since 1885, this is a beautiful Victorian pier which is just a short walk from the town centre. Rain or shine, there is a wide choice of things to do from cafes and shops, to amusements with children’s cars and rides. Parking available outside (private car park) the pier and nearby (public car park).

South Promenade, Saint Annes FY8 2NG
01253 658443

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YMCA St Annes Pool
YMCA St Annes Pool
Twenty five metre pool in the YMCA centre on the Promenade in St Anne’s. Either pay as you go, or purchase a YMCA membership. Pool open from 6:30am weekdays (slightly later at weekends) and a variety of sessions is available (check times prior). Hoist and also accessible steps for assisted access into and out of the water.

South Promenade, St Annes FY8 1SW
01253 722986

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