Fleetwood Beach at Rossall Point
Map of Fleetwood, taken from Google
Along Fleetwood seafront you'll find dune systems and natural beaches along with grasslands. Not far away are man-made features - boating lakes and ponds, gardens and pitch and putt.
Watch this brilliant video and look around Fleetwood's changing waterfront, with thanks to videographers 'Siteflight'.
Leave Cleveleys in the south and carry on travelling around the peninsula. The waterfront at Fleetwood starts with the concrete sea defences in the area around Rossall Hospital and Fairway.
This is the section which is currently being rebuilt as part of the Rossall Coastal Defence Scheme - building new sea defences for the future.
Drive along Fleetwood seafront from Rossall Hospital to the Sea Cadets base
Hard landscaping at the golf course, just beyond the end of Chatsworth Avenue, gives way to a more natural pathway, beach and small dune system.
Heading north beyond the open green areas of the golf course links and pitch and putt are playgrounds, grassed community space and then the boating lakes.
These are all valuable spaces for the public to use for all manner of things, from walking the dog to having large family parties at the weekend on the public fields.
They also play host to all manner of plantlife and wildlife, much of which is specially adapted to the harsh marine environment.
Drive along Fleetwood seafront from the Sea Cadets base to Fleetwood Museum
Heading further around the coastline behind the Marine Hall you'll find the sandy Marine Beach and facilities for the public.
There's a wider promenade pathway and beach huts, plus a seafront cafe where you can while away idle summer days in the sunshine.
Next on the seafront at The Esplanade you’ll reach Ferry Beach adjacent to Fleetwood RNLI station, which is also a site of Special Scientific Interest.
Here, you’ll find plants and native sea holly growing - which are specially adapted to the harsh salty sea air.In turn, the plants attract a wide variety of wildlife and birds.
Against this beach is public parking right next to the promenade, where you can sit in your car facing over the water.
Look across the channel of the River Wyre to Knott End with Morecambe Bay and the Lakes beyond and a fabulous view for miles on a clear day.
Carry on from the promenade (video clip below) heading towards the old industrial dock areas of Fleetwood.
You'll pass Fleetwood Museum on your right, it was originally the old Customs House.
This is Dock Street. You'll pass Asda on your right and a little further along on your left is Freeport Fleetwood.
Further inland on the banks of the River Wyre is Fleetwood Marsh Nature Reserve, and the Wyreside Country Park at Stanah.
Fleetwood Marsh Nature Reserve
You get to both by travelling inland to be rewarded with beautiful views and green landscapes for your travels.
These two parks sit against the tidal banks of the river and so benefit from all the wildlife that you can imagine to live in such a rich habitat.
Both are also designed for people to use for walking and enjoyment of the outdoors, with car parking at both, along with toilets and a cafe at Wyreside.
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