Things to do in Fleetwood
Exploring Fleetwood beach, gardens and town
Fleetwood is one of Lancashire’s most popular seaside towns and well worth a visit during your caravan holiday in Lancashire. It sits at the northern tip of the Fylde Coast and boasts stunning scenery and plenty of attractions for families to enjoy during a fun-filled day out.
The area dates back to the Victorian times and remnants of this period can be seen in the town’s architecture. Over the past 10 years there has been much investment and regeneration in this area, transforming Fleetwood into one of the premier resorts on the North West Coast
Fleetwood’s beaches are perhaps the biggest draw to the area. From the promenade you can enjoy beautiful views out to sea and over the estuary. Rossall Beach is a quiet section, with dunes and grasslands, ideal for those looking to escape the crowds. The impressive sea defence system here is quite a spectacle not to be missed. There’s also a public observation tower at Rossall Point. Here visitors can learn about bird and plant life.
Further along the esplanade, Marine Beach is much busier and features all the trappings of a traditional seaside town. Here you’ll find a boating lake, pitch and putt and a variety of seafront shops selling fish and chips and beach games. The beach is sandy with traditional pastel beach huts lining the shore. Just off the beach Marine Hall has a variety of sports facilities, including an indoor swimming pool.
Town centre and shopping
If you want to indulge in a spot of retail therapy during your day trip to Fleetwood, you certainly won’t be disappointed. The town centre has a good mix of independent shops and national retailers, selling a selection of gifts, homeware and clothing. There’s also a traditional indoor market where you can stock up on essentials. On the outskirts of town, you’ll find Freeport Fleetwood, an outlet shopping village, selling big name brands such as Next, Clarks and Gap.
Fleetwood has a number of public gardens to admire during your visit. Marine Hall Gardens, opposite the sea front are free to explore, with plenty of plants and flowers on display. Throughout the year lots of community events take place here. It’s also a popular spot for families thanks to the impressive water fountain where children can splash and play.
Fleet Wood Museum gives an excellent overview into the areas local history and the various industries that have sustained the towns people over the year. The exhibits delve deep in to the fishing and salt mining industry as well as Fleetwood’s involvement in the cargo trade.
Other attractions include the skate bowl, Marine Splash water tunnels and paddling pool and Farmer Parrs Animal World. Fleetwood Marsh Nature Park is also a great option for nature lovers who’d prefer to avoid the hustle and bustle of this busy seaside town.
Getting to Fleetwood
During the peak season most visitors travelling from Moss Wood Caravan Park choose to arrive via the Knott End passenger ferry. It only takes 5 minutes and offers great views over the estuary. It is possible to drive from our Lancashire holiday park, but it takes approximately 40 minutes.
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