Fairhaven Lake is one of the most popular visitor attractions in Blackpool and the surrounding area with a wide range of facilities to suit all tastes.
About Fairhaven Lake
This sizeable lake and surrounding garden areas boast a wealth of facilities and provides a haven for a wide variety of wildlife. The park was awarded a green flag in 2004 and has retained this every year since.
This is a saltwater lake and it has a length of around half a mile. In the centre of the lake are two large islands while the northern shore has the main recreational facilities located there, these facilities including no less than 14 tennis courts (7 hard and 7 grass), crazy golf, rowing boat hire, motor boat hire, BMX park, skate park, bowling greens, RSPB discovery centre, fitness trail and kids playground.
There is also a well stocked cafe which is open throughout the year from Tuesday to Sunday. Here you can enjoy a variety of hot or cold snacks as well as tea/coffee and ice cream. The lake is circled by a well maintained path and this is very popular with dog walkers.
Fairhaven Lake is ideally situated between the town centres of Lytham and St Annes. Car parking in the vicinity of the lake is plentiful on surrounding roads while there is a small car park alongside the tennis courts. The postcode of Fairhaven Lake is FY8 1YD.
For those travelling by rail, the stations at Ansdell and Fairhaven are both within easy walking distance of the lake. Regular services operate from these stations to St Annes, Lytham, Preston and Blackpool.
History of the lake
The lake was created by the ‘Fairhaven Estates Company’ towards the later years of the 19th century and it was purchased by Lord Ashton in 1926 who then gave both the lake and the surrounding gardens to the Lytham St Annes corporation.
Lytham St Annes, Lancashire,