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Fairhaven Lake

Inner Promenade, Lytham St Anne's FY8 1BD, England
+44 1253 725610
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Lovely brisk walk

Large lake with grassed area / trees, lots benches.Has the lake one side and beach the other.Has... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Smells like sewage

The lake has become dirty, smells of sewage and nobody appears to clean all the floating debris... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
John S
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Fairhaven Lake is one of the borough's most popular attractions. Nestled between Lytham and St Anne's, a salt water lake, positioned directly on the coast next to Granny's Bay and Stanner Bank. Enjoy the many recreational facilities provided, motorboat, canoe and rowing boat hire. For the less adventurous there is an electrically powered motor launch, enjoy the cruise and enjoy the scenery from the launch on a 10-15 min cruise. Lakeside facilities include a cafe and the RSPB Discovery Centre. The lake is one of the most important wildfowl locations in Europe, with a group of more than 250 Canada Geese, several Swans (including a solitary Black one) and many coots, water hens and other smaller fowl.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good39%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rspb centre” (28 reviews)
“tennis courts” (38 reviews)
“lovely walk” (42 reviews)
Inner Promenade, Lytham St Anne's FY8 1BD, England
+44 1253 725610
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Large lake with grassed area / trees, lots benches.Has the lake one side and beach the other.Has rowing boats available 5.50 for 30 mins , speed boat 7.50 for 4 people and canoes for hire.Had a lath cafe and a RSPB discovery centre.nice place to...More

Thank queencharlie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The lake has become dirty, smells of sewage and nobody appears to clean all the floating debris away. As a local resident who travels around many lakes in the world I have come to the conclusion that the council members representing the area must have...More

2  Thank John S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For the second time the boating lake opened much later than scheduled. It was a bank holiday today and lake was closed until after 1 pm - over 3 hours late! Last time It opened more than an hour or two late since staff had...More

2  Thank tozzy222
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lake side activities and open space. Plenty of easy parking on a bank holiday weekend. Ice cream van, cafe, play park, usually would be boat hire. You need 20p to use the toilets. And they were filthy, smelly and had no soap. Play ground by...More

Thank Ladyyy2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to visit, lovely walk along the front, then return along the boat lake,very peaceful and relaxing.....

Thank Classics5260
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Fairhaven lake a few times and never been disappointed on a visit. Plenty to do around the lake with boats, a park, skatepark, bowling greens and more. The area around the lake is well maintained and an enjoyable day out

Thank mattyboyBlackpool
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely and clean Fantastic park for children And a lovely cafe Loads of other activities too like boats, crazy golf and wildlife programs to follow

Thank lottyk88
Reviewed 17 August 2017

This could be a lovely place to visit. However, as you walk around the lake (which should be a lovely, pleasant experience) you soon realise that the lake is not looked after. At each end of the lake, you will need to walk extra quickly...More

Thank PhotoColin
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent walk solo, friends or family. A truly hidden gem in Lancashire. A nice restaurant and bird information centre.

Thank AGLiverpool
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This is an attractive park based around a large salt water lake. As well as boating on the lake there are facilities for tennis, bowling, basketball and a skate park. There are also grassed areas for picnics and for young children to play. The cafe...More

1  Thank Terry J
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3 March 2017|
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Response from Lythamgirl | Reviewed this property |
yes it is although it is a walk but there are seats along the way and its a pleasant walk - sorry for the delay i have been ill hence not been on the computer
21 August 2016|
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Response from Martin B | Reviewed this property |
I would think so if they're healthy. It's a mile and a half on the flat, so should take around half an hour each way.
22 July 2016|
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Response from Mawem29 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is good access for wheelchairs. You will need to use the entrance at the side next to the childrens' play area rather than the entrance at the front which has steps. The cafe is also dog friendly inside and out.