Frequently Asked Questions

Are Lytham and St Annes separate towns?

Yes! Despite us being collectively known as Lytham St Annes, we have two distinct towns on the Fylde Coast with the areas of Fairhaven and Ansdell sandwiched in between. St Annes, or St Annes-on-Sea as it is also known is a traditional sea-side town with beach, hotels and promenade. Lytham is known for its fast growing collection of quality restaurants, its luxury shopping and of course the Windmill and Lytham Green.

Where can I park in Lytham?

There are short and long stay car parks in Lytham – View our LYTHAM PARKING MAP

What free activities are there in Lytham St Annes?

The coastal walk is an enjoyable experience from the broad sands, north of the pier in the St Annes, walk past the pier and the beach huts to a more shingled area. This will take you to Fairhaven Lake, then Granny's Bay. A flat promenade walk then takes you along Lytham Green and to the Windmill. Fairhaven Lake is a great spot for bird-watching is also the host of the RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre (opening times vary)

There are several free play areas at Ashton Gardens in St Annes and also near the beach huts on the sea-front. Fairhaven Lake has tennis courts, and skate park and toddler pirate park. Towards Lytham, Lowther Gardens has a toddler play area and Park View 4U in Lytham accommodates all ages with larger playing fields, a BMX track, a sand & water play area and climbing frames.

If you want to head inland the Witch Wood and Lytham Hall offer lovely walks. Lytham Hall often runs free or low cost activities throughout the year. If you visit in the summer, St Annes Carnival and Lytham Club Day are great family days.

Is the Fylde coast good for running?

Yes, it's a great place to run along the beach, but also the wide promenade runs the length of the coast. Park Run is also held every Saturday in the grounds of Lytham Hall.

What is typical Lytham St Annes weather?

Less windy than Blackpool! However the sea breeze often leaves clear skies when inland is cloudy so we get more hours of sunshine than most of Lancashire. Most summer weekends you will find day trippers relaxing on the beach. Crisp, breezy autumn and winter days give a great chance to blow away the cobwebs with a walk along the beach! See Lytham St Annes weather forecast.

Are there theatre shows near Lytham St Annes?

There are 3 great theatre and events venues in or close to Lytham St Annes, View their current what's on listings:

Lowther Pavillion


Local theatre venue hosting a variety of performances

The Grand Theatre


Lytham's best known landmark on the Green.

Winter Gardens


Winter Gardens Blackpool is one of Europe's biggest theatres and entertainment complexes.