17 Blackpool – LythamBlackpool - St Anne’s - Lytham
The 17 offers a mix of urban and coastal scenery, with breathtaking views of the sea, charming seaside towns, and picturesque parks and gardens, making it a scenic and enjoyable way to travel along the coast.
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Blackpool Pleasure Beach is one of the oldest amusement parks in the world and features the iconic wooden roller coaster, The Big Dipper, which opened in 1923.
The Route 17 offers a mix of urban and coastal scenery, with breathtaking views of the sea, charming seaside towns, and picturesque parks and gardens, making it a scenic and enjoyable way to travel along the coast.
The journey starts from the bustling town centre of Blackpool and heads towards the coast, passing by some of the town’s famous attractions, including the Blackpool Tower and the Pleasure Beach.
The route then takes a more rural turn as it enters the charming coastal village of St Annes, known for its Victorian architecture and beautiful parks. Here, the bus passes several quaint tea rooms and traditional English pubs, before reaching St Anne’s Square in the heart of the town and a view of the famous and delightful Pier.
The bus then its way through the heart of Lytham, passing by its attractive Victorian architecture, quaint tea rooms and traditional English pubs.
A Fab Day Out!
Starting in Blackpool, the day can begin with a visit to the famous Blackpool Tower, where visitors can enjoy panoramic views of the town and coast from the observation deck. From here, the bus journey to St Anne’s and Lytham can begin, offering scenic views of the coastline and rolling hills.
Upon arrival in St Anne’s, customers can stroll through the charming town and enjoy the Victorian architecture, quaint tea rooms and traditional English pubs. For those interested in history, a visit to the St Anne’s Museum is a must, showcasing the town’s rich history and heritage. A walk along the long sandy, St Anne’s Beach is also really memorable as well as the historic pier and beautiful promenade. For those seeking a more active experience, a walk along the coast to the nearby Sandgrown Park, which offers scenic views of the Irish Sea and a large, well-manicured park for picnicking or a leisurely stroll.
Back on the bus to Lytham, where customers can explore the picturesque coastal town and its many attractions, including the Royal Lytham and St Annes Golf Course, a popular destination for golf enthusiasts. Lytham Green: This large, well-manicured park is a popular destination for picnics, leisurely strolls, and playing games, whilst Lytham Hall is a fabulous historic country house, now used as a cultural and community venue, offers visitors a glimpse into the area’s rich history and heritage.
In the evening, customers can return to Blackpool and experience the vibrant nightlife and entertainment, with options ranging from the famous Blackpool Illuminations (autumns only!) which is a unique light display that lights up the town, to the world-renowned Pleasure Beach, offering a range of thrilling rides and attractions. There’s bars and nightclubs aplenty too.
Interesting fact: The Ribble Estuary and sands of St Annes and Lytham are an Important Bird Area. There are flocks of thousands of red knot, dunlin, sanderling, bar-tailed godwit and other waders; over 100,000 birds winter there. Flocks of pink-footed geese are commonly seen in winter as they fly over St Annes between their feeding grounds around Southport and over Wyre. Many pintail and other ducks can be seen in the estuary.