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Fairhaven Lake

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Address: Inner Promenade, Lytham St Anne's FY8 1BD, England
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Fairhaven Lake is one of the borough's most popular attractions. Nestled...

Fairhaven Lake is one of the borough's most popular attractions. Nestled between Lytham and St Anne's, a salt water lake, positioned directly on the coast next to Granny's Bay and Stanner Bank.

Enjoy the many recreational facilities provided, motorboat, canoe and rowing boat hire. For the less adventurous there is an electrically powered motor launch, enjoy the cruise and enjoy the scenery from the launch on a 10-15 min cruise.

Lakeside facilities include a cafe and the RSPB Discovery Centre. The lake is one of the most important wildfowl locations in Europe, with a group of more than 250 Canada Geese, several Swans (including a solitary Black one) and many coots, water hens and other smaller fowl.

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Blow away the cobwebs!

We walked from the windmill at Lytham to the lake then ate in the cafe. It was nice and peaceful as we walked around the lake, a great variety of birds on the water, the RSPB... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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North West England, United Kingdom
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North West England, United Kingdom
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314 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We walked from the windmill at Lytham to the lake then ate in the cafe. It was nice and peaceful as we walked around the lake, a great variety of birds on the water, the RSPB centre displays information about visiting birds. Quite a few dog walkers, daffodils and crocus just starting to appear, a lovely place to revisit throughout... More 

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Thank Sue00do
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely walk around and lots of wildlife, ideal for families with younger children, very large car park (pay and display not expensive) very kept gardens and well maintained. Becareful walking near edge as my son slipped on moss and was very wet from shoulders down ! More pride hurt than anything. Gorgeous stop off and coffee shops, ice cream places... More 

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Thank AshandKate1616
Lancashire, England
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890 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A cold icy morning with 4 swans and some Canadian Geese on the lake. The café was open and was fairly busy. We enjoyed a nice but brisk walk around the lake, I enjoy this time of year here because it's not busy and its actually quite peaceful.

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Thank OldBear
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

nice clean place lovely for picnic - has boating pool more a small lake really - boats to hire - childrens park - nice views - adventure activities well more like wooden climbing things lol - tennis courts - unsure if you have to pay for this but would have thought so - spitfire on display with information which I... More 

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Thank Lythamgirl
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A really nice place for a walk. Good little play area and great model spitfire to see. We didn't eat here but there was a cafe and a couple of shops. A nice way to spend a couple of hours.

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Thank Jo H
St. Annes-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like stepping back in time. Still brings back happy memories of childhood - boat rides and feeding the ducks. Putting and crazy golf and old favourites such as tennis and bowls are available. Thecafe serves great food and is always full of locals having a chat. Nothing better than a circuit of the lake(with a dog), there is always something... More 

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Thank nhgreen2016
Keighley, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely clean lakeside walk, fab to see the spitfire. Plenty of parking and public toilets easily accessible.

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Thank Fiona M
Preston, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We live just round the corner and love Fairhaven Lake. Its a beautiful spot to go for a walk (with or without dogs) and you can have a great picnic on the far side. It has a good childrens playground, a pleasant cafe, boats to hire (in season) and a fascinating RSPB shop and activity centre which has great displays,... More 

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Thank FamilymanPreston_UK
Keighley, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first visit to Fairhaven Lake and I was pleasantly surprised by the the work that has been put in to this attraction. The walk way around the lake is clean and even, making it an easy walk. It is a great way way to spend a couple of hours taking in the lovely scenery and the views... More 

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Thank 887paul
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99 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This used to be a lovely attractive attraction but not any more . It looks so tired and dirty and in need of a paint job here and there . Not sure if it's council or private owned but come on don't let this place go to ruin

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