Things to do in Knott End-on Sea
Scenic walks and shopping in Knott End
Knott End is a small village situated on the shores of the River Wyre at the Southern end of Morecambe Bay. It is the largest village in an area known locally as ‘Over Wyre’ and is accessible via road or ferry from Fleetwood.
Many people choose to spend a couple of hours here during their holiday in Lancashire. The pretty coastal village has an attractive seafront, with a promenade overlooking the beach and salt marshes. On a clear day you can even see The Lakes in the distance. Knott End is the closest sandy beach to Moss Wood Caravan Park.
Scenic walks in Knott End
Knott End-on Sea is a popular destination for bird watchers – it’s also a great spot for a round of golf or a leisurely afternoon walk. One of the most popular walks starts and ends at the The Bourne Arms Pub. The 5-mile circular route showcases the best of the River Wyre and incorporates a small section of the Wyre Way.
The renowned artist LS Lowry was a regular visitor to Knott End in the 40’s and 50’s. He is said to have loved the area and drawn inspiration from his time spent on the Lancashire coast. In fact, Knott End features in many of his paintings, including ‘The Jetty at Knott End’. Today there is a statue in his honour located near the Ferry Slipway.
Shopping and eating out
After admiring the views, you can take a look in the independent shops, where you’ll find a variety of homeware and gifts. If you’re feeling peckish there are a number of food retailers where you can buy supplies for a picnic. Knott End Café serves a selection of light bites and family favourites. Fish and chips and home-made ice cream can also be purchased from the seafront.
It takes 20 minutes to drive to Knott End-on-Sea from Moss Wood Caravan Park. You may choose to visit here on your way to pick up the ferry to Fleetwood. The passenger ferry leaves every 30 minutes from the slipway and drops you at the RNLIL station across the estuary. The journey only takes 5 minutes, but it’s a great way get out on the water during your stay. The service is seasonal so be sure to check whether it’s running prior to heading out.