Walking in Blackpool

Walking in Blackpool

The coastline is ideal for walking in Blackpool and where better could you think of to get your daily exercise!

You can walk along the beach or promenade and enjoy all of the fabulous sunsets.

Sunset at Blackpool south shore
Sunset at Blackpool South Promenade

Paddling on the waters edge on a warm summer day is so lovely. Stroll along the miles of empty golden sand, or enjoy brisk exercise on the seemingly limitless promenade.

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Make your walk a round trip, or walk as far as you are able to (or want to!) and hitch a lift back on a bus or tram.

The beauty of walking in Blackpool, in fact on most of the Fylde Coast is the flatness.

Waterloo headland on Blackpool south promenade
Waterloo Headland at Blackpool south shore

Not only are the inland areas pretty even, the approach to the seafront is also quite level. You won’t find proper cliffs and a seafront climb like you might elsewhere around the shores of the UK.

Enjoy a higher view

If you do fancy an elevated view, you can head to north shore and look over the Irish Sea from the only coastal hill!

The Cliffs at Blackpool North Shore
The Cliffs at Blackpool north shore

Past North Pier and Gynn Square the land rises upwards slightly to form what is known as ‘The Cliffs’ – although it’s not quite the White Cliffs of Dover!

There are different levels of promenade walkways to enjoy, or take your walk along the grassy bank at the top, against the tram tracks and main promenade against the highway.

Walk as far as you like

That’s the good thing about this coast, if you feel fit enough you can enjoy a long walk.

Go walking in Blackpool and head north to Cleveleys, and explore Fleetwood beyond if you wish.

Head south towards the Pleasure Beach, with St Annes and then Lytham beyond.

Enjoy the freedom of leaving your car behind to wander where the fancy takes you. With a good public transport system that runs along the coastline, you won’t get stuck for the return journey.

Walking in Blackpool with the help of your car

As odd as that might sound, you might want to drive to the seafront and then enjoy your walk from there.

There are public car parks in the town centre which are close to the beach. There are pay and display parking bays along the seafront itself.

Dogs on Beaches

Like most seaside beaches, the main beaches in Blackpool are subject to a dog ban throughout the bathing season. 

Please don’t walk your dog on the sand between 1 May and 30 September or you may receive an on-the-spot fine.

More about dogs on Blackpool beaches here

Walk the Lancashire Coastal Way

The Lancashire Coastal Way forms part of the Blackpool seafront. It starts at Silverdale (just north of Carnforth) and follows the coast to Freckleton on the Ribble Estuary.

The whole route is 67.4 miles long, perfect for seasoned walkers who would like to cover the whole trail. You can also pick bits off at your leisure.

Public facilities when you go walking in Blackpool

For the average leisure walkers among us, the other good thing about the Blackpool coastline is that there are plenty of public facilities.

Seating on Blackpool seafront

There are plenty of places to sit for a while to catch your breath and take in the view. There are public toilets at regular intervals along the route. Plus you’re never very far from a cafe and refreshments to sort out your hunger or thirst.

Green spaces for walking in Blackpool

With so many miles of beautiful coastline to enjoy, a walk at the shore is an obvious choice for most people.

However, you might be surprised to know just how close you are to green spaces and parks in Blackpool.

There are a number of parks spread throughout the whole of the Blackpool area, including of course Stanley Park.

Stanley Park Blackpool

With over 200 acres there are plenty of footpaths at Stanley Park where you can explore and enjoy the wildlife which lives there.

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Weather, webcams and tide times

More about Blackpool seafront

More about dogs on Blackpool beaches here

More about getting here

Read more about Stanley Park here

More about other parks in Blackpool here

Walking in Blackpool on the beach

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