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From Squires Gate in the south, through to Anchorsholme and joining Cleveleys in the north, there are miles of seafront to explore at Blackpool.

The sea defences along the Blackpool coastline are man-made concrete, but even so there are different environments and changing scenery for everyone to enjoy.

Have a look around Blackpool seafront with the pages in this section. Lots of photographs, video clips and more information to find out.

In the south, the seafront road leaves the borough of Fylde and Blackpool starts at Squires Gate, where the sea defences are relatively new and the concrete sea wall includes 'sea bees', hexagonal concrete shapes that disperse the energy of the waves. After years of being submerged in water, wildlife take over and algae, seaweed and life grow on the surface and in the pockets of water left with each outgoing tide.

Southern sea front at BlackpoolLooking towards South Pier and the Pleasure Beach from Blackpool South

Here, the wide and reasonably new promenade includes pieces of public art and the iconic Glitterball which was completely refurbished in recent times, so that it carries on twinkling for many years to come.

Read more about Blackpool South Shore here

Around South Pier, the Pleasure Beach and Sandcastle Waterpark, you reach the newest sections of Blackpool's sea defences. The new design includes wide, extended headlands which stretch out into the sea, with Spanish steps going down to the beach along the length of the curved design.

Looking towards central Blackpool from South Pier areaLooking towards central Blackpool, with South Pier behind you

In central Blackpool along the Golden Mile and between the piers, the Spanish Steps are intersperced with sections of concrete wall. Miles of golden sandy beach are yours to enjoy in winter or summer, along with the newly built promenade walkway right against the sea, and Tower Festival Headland where you can stop to read the Comedy Carpet, and sit on a seat to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the views.

Looking towards Blackpool Central Pier with North Pier behind youLooking towards Central Pier with North Pier behind you, the Tower is on your left

Although it's a man-made wall, the beach is still a rich table for the birds that feed there and of course Blackpool wouldn't be seaside without the resident seagulls. Keep your eyes open and you'll see lots of wildlife along the whole of the Fylde Coast.

Read more about the seafront at Tower Festival Headland here

Head past North Pier to Bispham and the seafront changes quite dramatically, rising to the tall grassy banks and cliffs.

Looking along Blackpool North ShoreThis photo is taken from the Gynn area - the roundabout past North Pier where the road starts to climb and there's a steeper drop to the sea

The only high spot on this coastline, it's a place to enjoy fabulous views over the shore, both looking left towards North Pier and to the right you'll see Bispham and Cleveleys, and over the water the Lakes and out to sea the offshore windfarms.

Read more about Blackpool North Shore here

Before leaving Blackpool in the north, you reach Anchorsholme as you approach Cleveleys, and the last section of promenade is Princes Way.

Looking along lower promenade at Little Bispham
This photo is taken from the seafront behind the tram crossing at Little Bispham/Anchorsholme, looking south along the seafront and lower promenade walkway

That area is currently closed for the current sea defence works, where the promenade is being rebuilt to prevent flooding. 

Read more about Anchorsholme seafront here


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