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Fleetwood is accessible by car, tram and public transport
Fleetwood stands on a peninsula, bounded by the River Wyre.
Decimus Burton originally laid the streets out in a radiating grid from The Mount. The streets in the centre of town can be confusing but The Mount and lighthouses provide direction. Aim for those and you’ll find your way!
Getting to Fleetwood by Public Transport
April 2012 saw the return of the trams to Fleetwood. They’re now what’s called a ‘light railway’ with a fleet of modern, new Bombardier trams.
The service runs regularly each day to Fleetwood, following the line of the coast from Squires Gate tram depot at the southern end of Blackpool.
The old heritage trams are also still in operation. You can catch a variety of different heritage trams at weekends and during special event days. Throughout the holiday season from Easter to October the heritage trams operate a regular service. Enjoy illuminations tours during the autumn season.
The bus service which runs along the promenade is also operated by Blackpool Transport.
Getting to Fleetwood by Car
From Cleveleys and the coast:
The easiest and most scenic way is to follow the main road and coast road.
Heading north on Cleveleys seafront the promenade road parts from the coastal footpath at Thornton Gate. Just past Rossall School at Westway the highway rejoins the coast.
Travelling to Fleetwood from Blackpool the easiest and most interesting way to Fleetwood is to follow the main road. Head through the centre of Cleveleys, staying next to the tram lines.
The scenic route
Turn left at Westway after Rossall School. You won’t see the sea on your left because of the flood defence wall, but in a short distance the scenery opens up as you approach the Golf Club.
Carry along this coast road without turning off, and you’ll travel round the tip of the peninsula.
See the boating lakes, Marine Hall and The Mount, the seafront and North Euston Hotel, beach and RNLI. Then the docks and finally Asda and Affinity Lancashire.
From the RNLI turn right and go inland down any of the side streets and you’ll come to the main shopping street and market.
From the A585:
Coming to Fleetwood from the motorway network or inland, pick up the main A585 and stick with it and follow the signs for Fleetwood.
Eventually you will see Affinity Lancashire on your right, and Asda on your left. At this roundabout if you turn left you arrive at Lord Street which is the end of the main high street. This is the opposite end of town to the market.
Carry on along the main road at the Asda/Affinity Lancashire roundabout and you’ll pass the new Health Centre and the old docks.
Next is the RNLI and beach with the North Euston Hotel on your left. Carry on round to the Marine Hall, boating lakes, golf course, and finally end up back on the main road to Cleveleys. Turn left off this road anywhere from Asda to the RNLI and you are a short hop from the shopping areas and market.
There is a pay and display car park in Fleetwood near the market on Albert Street. Another one is at the other side of the market on Custom House Lane/off Victoria Street. Wyre residents can park here for free for two hours with a residents permit.
There is plenty of free on street parking all over Fleetwood, including on Lord Street. It’s easy to stop off and pick up what you need to buy.
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