Blackpool - Lytham St Anne's Coast Guide
Blackpool is officially the UK's busiest resort which attracts thousands of happy holidaymakers year after year to its long sandy beaches and world class entertainments. With its trademark tower and huge roller coasters and miles of amusements this is a resort that has to be experienced first hand to appreciate it. You won't be disappointed.
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This is the realm of Kiss-me-Quick hats, rock shops, fish and chips and donkey rides but that is what the visitors want and what they expect and Blackpool delivers all of this and more. It is the nearest you can get to Las Vegas in the UK and that may well be enhanced with the arrival in the near future of some new style super-Casinos.
Dominating Blackpool Promenade is the 518-foot Blackpool Tower which houses a magnificent ballroom, an Aquarium, and an undercover playground. Equally impressive is the towering structure of the Pepsi Max roller coaster further along the prom. This is Europe's biggest and fastest ride and looks to be well worth the fare - if you've got the nerve! Blackpool Pleasure Beach which is home to this huge roller coaster has a further 140 odd rides to entertain you - you won't run out of things to do.
The town puts on a stunning display of lights as the nights draw in - with miles and miles of illuminations which are really spectacular. These will run from 2 September to 6 November in 2005.
Lytham St. Anne's
In contrast to the major resort of Blackpool just along the coast is Lytham St Anne's, here you can enjoy peaceful parks, beautiful gardens and admire the old half-timbered buildings. Lytham is a traditional seaside resort but of a different nature to its busy neighbour. Here you will find a fine promenade, a pier and a lovely sandy beach to enjoy.
Lytham St. Anne's also has four excellent golf courses, including the world famous Royal Lytham.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach Blackpool Beach Royal Lytham
Places to visit around Blackpool - Attractions
Blackpool Pleasure Beach - Big, big rides and much more - Ocean Boulevard, Blackpool Lancashire FY4 1EZ Tel: 0870 444 55 66
Blackpool Tower - The World famous tower and circus - Bank Hey Street, Blackpool Lancs. FY1 4BJ Tel: 01253 292029
Sea Life Centre - Aquarium and education centre - Promenade Blackpool Lancashire FY1 5AA Tel: 01253 622445
Blackpool Zoo and Dinosaur Safari - Over 1500 creatures and mini-railway shops and cafe - East Park Drive Blackpool Lancashire FY3 8PP Tel: 01253 830830
Central Pier - Big wheel and live entertainment - Promenade Blackpool Lancashire FY1 5BB Tel: 01253 623422
Doctor Who Museum - Large collection of Dr Who programme props - Promenade Blackpool Lancashire FY1 5AA Tel: 01253 299982
St Annes Pier - built in 1885 and still welcoming visitors - Lytham St Annes
RSPB Discovery Centre - for twitchers of all ages! - Fairhaven Lake Ansdell Lytham St Annes Lancashire FY8 1BD
Map of the Blackpool area
Other sections of the guide you might also enjoy - see below.
Whether your idea of an ideal activity is sunbathing or you prefer something more strenuous, the chances are that you will be able to pursue this at the coast.
Attractions - see listings pages
A huge selection of attractions are available within the coastal area and this section will have details of many of them - from piers and harbours to fun fairs and roller coasters,
Pubs, restaurants and shopping guide
The listings section will also have details of pubs, restaurants, nightclubs and shops available in the locality. Restaurants and shops coming soon.....
We will bring you feature articles about the coastline and news items about life in the coastal area. contributions to this section are welcome.
A great selection of photos from the Southwest region.