St Annes Pier in Lytham St Annes
August 18, 2014 at 7:02 pm
The gorgeous St Annes Pier has welcomed visitors since 1885. This ornate Victorian structure lies across miles of pristine white sand and stretches out into the sea. Located at the southern end of Blackpool Town, St Annes is a less jet-fuelled weekend break location, and still only a five minute tram ride away from all the sights and sounds of Blackpool Town. Amusements at the Pier The pier itself has a wide range of restaurants and shops and is dotted with typical pier amusement penny arcades and games’ parlours. The famous Café at St Annes Restaurant can be booked out if you have 80 guests, and is a popular wedding reception venue. St Annes Pier is located next to the pleasant village town of Lytham St Annes. The train station is also a tram station and takes you to Blackpool International Airport and Blackpool Town. If you fancy a robust walk, you can easily walk to Blackpool South Shore within an hour or two. Nearby Attractions Going southwards, the RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre lies one mile away and is a fantastic place for ornithologists and nature lovers to view the hundreds of species of birds’ who nest in the Ribble Estuary National Nature Reserve. Considered one of the most important wetlands in the world for cross-country international migrating species of birds, the Ribble team have a fantastic welcoming centre with lots to see and learn about birds and their habits. Nightlife St Annes Pier is joined to the town centre of Lytham St Annes, and the best local pub to go to is the Weatherspoon’s Freehouse (I’ve been told!). If you need more than one pub to make your trip to the area more lively, heading north to Blackpool via the trams will see you hit literally hundreds of pubs, clubs, restaurants and show venues. Where to Stay For a more relaxing weekend break, base yourself near St Annes Pier and the southern end of Blackpool town for the best of both worlds. Our hotel, The Carn Brae, is conveniently located at the southern end of the South Shore, is only a few minutes form Blackpool International Airport and a short journey to the central pier where you can party to your heart’s content. St Anne’s Pier is a brisk walk southways, with its tranquil beach and less busy atmosphere perfect for winding down during the daytime.