Views from the Fylde Coast

Views from the Fylde Coast

Enjoy amazing views from the Fylde Coast. What can you see across the Irish Sea and river estuaries?

You can enjoy different views across the water, of windfarms, sea traffic and far away coastlines.

The Fylde Coast is the peninsula between two river estuaries. In the south the River Ribble and in the north the River Wyre.

Views across the water from Lytham

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In the south at the Ribble Estuary the views across the sea look across the water to Anglesey and North Wales. In the foreground Southport looks close enough to walk across to.

View across Granny's Bay and Church Scar at Lytham St Annes, one of the Views from the Fylde Coast
View across Granny’s Bay and Church Scar at Lytham St Annes,

Views across the water from Blackpool

At Blackpool you’re on the flat edge of the land mass so the horizon is long and clear. Views across the sea from Blackpool do include the offshore windfarms and occasional passing ships.

Views from the Fylde Coast across the sea from Blackpool
Views across the sea from Blackpool

Up above are planes coming to the UK or to land closer to home at Blackpool Airport. Close proximity to BAE at Warton means that there are often test flights of fighter jets being played out above our heads.

Views across the water from Cleveleys

Further north along the coast approaching Bispham and heading towards Cleveleys, the Offshore Windfarms come more clearly into view.

Offshore windfarm and boats seen from Cleveleys, one of the amazing views from the Fylde Coast
Offshore windfarm and boats seen from Cleveleys, one of the amazing views from the Fylde Coast

You can also see various offshore rigs in the Irish Sea and ferries crossing from Heysham to Ireland.

In the right light conditions you can even see the Isle of Man – with the help of a mirage!

On the Visit Cleveleys website there is a whole section that documents the connection of the Walney Windfarm to land at Cleveleys during the summer of 2011.

Views across the water from Fleetwood

Travel to the northern tip of the Fylde Coast for amazing views across the sea from Fleetwood.

The Lake District from Fleetwood, another of the Views from the Fylde Coast
The Lake District from Fleetwood

Beyond the River Wyre estuary is Knott End, the Lake District, Morecambe Bay, Heysham and Lancaster. Depending on the weather they all come into clear view.

Different Views, Boats and Planes

It’s amazing how the various landmarks look so different when viewed from the various places on the coastline, because of the way that the convex curve positions you at different angles.

Did you know that you can also identify the boats and planes which you see? You can also find out where they are travelling from/to.

Find out how to identify ships and boats at sea

Find out how to identify planes flying overhead

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