Day trip at St Annes Beach, Lancashire- England: Following the recent atrocities in our home city of Manchester we were in desperate need of an escape, to unwind, get some fresh air and spend a day relaxing in nature. We drove to Lytham St Annes, Lancashire to stroll along the seafront, stare at the horizon, eat fish and chips and take a break from city life.
Lytham St Annes is just over an hour away from Manchester and is the perfect place for a day trip. Situated South of Blackpool at the point where the coastline turns east to form the estuary of the River Ribble, St Annes looks out over the Irish Sea. Lytham St Annes is considered a wealthy area with residents earning well above average. St Annes is also internationally renowned for its gold course the Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club.
St Annes is a good old-fashioned seaside town that has escaped mass overdevelopment and offers a genuine traditional British seaside experience for all the family. As soon as we arrived we parked up and headed down to the sea front, the tide was in so families were playing on the beach, children were building sand castles and taking donkey rides along the front.
St Annes also boasts a pretty impressive Victorian pier, along the pier is the only place you’ll find arcade games and ‘kiss me quick ‘hats. The promenade is lined with Victorian shelters with benches for sitting and enjoying the sea views, there’s also a traditional bandstand and gardens to stroll around.
The sun was out which meant the perfect day to sit on the beach or to hire a beach hut. St Annes Beach Hut day rental offers a range of beach huts and apartments along the sea front, all painted in pastel colours. It was lovely to walk past the row of pastel coloured beach huts and see generations of families sitting outside the beach huts enjoying the sun.
We took a stroll through the town, had fish and chips for lunch and then hit the local antique centre. The town of St Annes has lots of lovely tea rooms, cafes and shops all set in picturesque Victorian buildings.
After lunch and a spot of shopping we returned to the beach to find the sea had retreated and was now what seemed to be miles from the shore. The light twinkled on the small pools of water interspersed along the sand. The sea left the sand in a rippled pattern and the wind picked up. There’s nothing quite like the sea air and a distant horizon to blow off the tensions of the city and put things into perspective.“when we look up, it widens our horizons. we see what a little speck we are in the universe, so insignificant, and we all take ourselves so seriously, but in the sky, there are no boundaries. No differences of caste or religion or race.” – Julia Gregson
Peace and love