Visitor Information – maps and guides

Fylde Map
Fylde Map
Discover Kirkham
Discover Kirkham
Rural Fylde guide
Rural Fylde guide
Summer Guide 2024
Summer Guide 2024
Lowther Pavilion
Lowther Pavilion
Folk at Lowther
Folk at Lowther
Spot On Autumn 2023
Spot On Autumn 2023
Grand Theatre
Grand Theatre
1940s Weapons protocol
1940s Weapons protocol
Hangar 42
Hangar 42
St Annes Town Trail
St Annes Town Trail
Weddings at Fylde Town Hall
Weddings at Fylde Town Hall
The Villa Wrea Green
The Villa Wrea Green
St Anne's Town Trail Walk
St Anne's Town Trail Walk
Lytham Hall Walk
Lytham Hall Walk
Lytham Circular Walk
Lytham Circular Walk
The South Fylde Line
The South Fylde Line
Blue Plaque Trail
Blue Plaque Trail
Outdoor Education Pack
Outdoor Education Pack
AccessAble
AccessAble
All the information you need for accessible accommodation, places to visit and more in our area.

How to get here

The Fylde area, located a short distance from the bright lights of Blackpool and Preston offers so much to visitors. It’s very easy to get here by car, coach or train and there are international airports within an hours drive. Once you’re here, there’s plenty of parking and an extensive bus network across the area and we’re not far from the Blackpool Tram network either! There’s a tourist information desk at the Town Hall in St Anne’s (Mon – Fri) and a seasonal TIC at Lytham Windmill.

M55 motorway

By Car

The Fylde couldn’t be easier to find by car. For Lytham and St Annes go to the western end of the M55 motorway, follow the A5230 Progress Way, which then directly leads into the A5230 Squires Gate Lane. On reaching the end of this road at Starr Gate where you’ll see the coast, turn left onto the A584 Clifton Drive North and this will take you directly into St Annes On Sea and onwards to Ansdell, Fairhaven and Lytham. For rural Fylde take exit 3 off the M55 and Kirkham, Singleton, Elswick, Wrea Green, Staining and more are just a short drive away.

Northern Rail

By Rail

Fylde is easily accessible by train from Preston. Trains leave Preston station regularly to Blackpool South and take an average thirty minutes to arrive at St Anne’s on the Sea station. When purchasing your ticket, ask for a ‘Plus Bus’ ticket, which will allow travel on all Blackpool Transport Services. Please note: after Kirkham & Wesham station, the first station is Moss Side station which is followed by Lytham, then Ansdell & Fairhaven, then St Annes on the Sea, then Squires Gate and onwards to Blackpool South. Kirkham station can be accessed by trains to / from Blackpool North and Blackpool South to Preston. These trains are hourly and on average take eight minutes. Some trains stop at Salwick station too.

NORTHERN RAIL / BLACKPOOL TRANSPORT COMBI TICKET – Click HERE

Taxis are available from St Annes on the Sea Station and it’s only a short walk to the local bus services. For further information: www.southfyldelinecrp.co.uk

For things to see and do along the South Fylde line, click here

For updates on the community work to improve the South Fylde Line, click here

For National Rail enquiries call 08457 484950 (local call rate, 24 hour service) or click here

Alternatively, visit www.trainline.com to book trains and coaches online

By Bus or Coach

To reach Lytham, Kirkham, St Annes and rural Fylde by bus please contact Blackpool Transport who provide a comprehensive service for the area – 01253 473000.

Stagecoach North West also provides services and these can be contacted on – 0871 200 2233

Also try National Express Coach Services which run throughout the year. These can be contacted on – 0871 781 8181

You can pick up Transport Timetables from any Local Tourist Information Centre.

st annes beach

Tide Times

Please see THIS LINK for tide times for Lytham and St Annes. There is plenty of information up and down the coast for your safety, so please take note of the many safety boards which advise you of emergency procedures and contacts.

For bathing water information, you can check the Environment Agency’s Swimfo information HERE

Visitor Information

There is a Tourist Information desk at the Town Hall in St Annes (FY8 1LW) which is open during office hours (Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm). You can also pick up literature for the local area and our helpful and welcoming team are on hand to help. Access Guide HERE

There is a seasonal TIC at the Windmill in Lytham which is open Easter to the end of September and a mobile TIC unit during summer season which you will see out and about at various events.

Camper Vans

Motorhome Regulations for Fylde Council Car Parks

During the day motorhomes can park on any Fylde Council long stay car parks. Short stay car parks (St Annes Square, Wood Street and Pleasant Street) are excluded. You must pay for as many bays as you occupy.

We offer overnight parking on our St Paul's Avenue (maximum vehicle length 5m), Fairhaven Road Car Park (maximum vehicle length 7m), St Annes Swimming Pool Car Park (maximum vehicle length 8m), North Promenade (maximum length 6m) and North Beach Car Park (maximum length 10m).

Motorhomes can stay overnight for up to 48hrs maximum and must be parked in a designated motorhome bay. Overnight motorhome parking (any time between 7pm and 9am the following day) in a standard bay is not permitted on any of our car parks. Please refer to the Tariff Boards and Motorhome conditions of use for further information.

Although our car parks do not offer any additional facilities, a sluice unit for use by motorhomes is provided approximate 500m North of St Annes Swimming Pool Car Park at North Promenade car park in the public WCs. 20 minutes free parking is provided in a designated bay beside the building. A £1 charge is made for use of the facility. Currently no water supply is provided.

Motorhome Friendly Campsites

Ream Hills Caravan Park (10 Motorhome Pitches)

Mythop Road, Weeton, Nr Preston, PR4 3NJ                                 01253 836587

Donkey Creek Farm Caravan Park (37 Motorhome Pitches)

Naze Lane East, Freckleton,Nr Preston, PR4 1UN                          01253 631323

Piper’s Heights Caravan Park

Peel Road, Blackpool, FY4 5JT                                                           01253 763767

Keepers Cottage (5 Motorhome Pitches)

Division Lane, Blackpool, FY4 5DZ                                                    01253 768523

Charoland Farm Campsite (2 Motorhome Pitches)

Greenhalgh Lane, Greenhalgh, PR4 3HL                                          01253 836595

Seaside Pitch (3 Motorhome Pitches)    ADULTS ONLY                      

291 Clifton Drive South, Lytham St Annes, FY8 1HN                     www.seasidepitch.co.uk

Access Guides to businesses in Fylde

AccessAble (the new name for DisabledGo) have undertaken access audits in businesses and attractions here in coastal and rural Fylde. Some are directly linked to from this website. For more access guides that may not be available by directly viewing a business entry, click HERE to go to the AccessAble website

By Air

Manchester Airport and Liverpool John Lennon Airport are approximately a one hour drive away to the Fylde coast via the motorway network. You can also easily reach the Fylde coast from Manchester Airport via train (change at Preston for the South line for Lytham and St Anne's)

Blackpool Airport is located only ten to fifteen minutes from Lytham, Kirkham and St Anne's town centres and rural Fylde. The airport is half a mile from Squires Gate Station (hourly trains). The airport has pleasure flights and private charter flights.