Situated across the Wyre estuary from Fleetwood, Knott End-on-Sea is a real gem of a village which is growing hugely in popularity.
Knott End-on-Sea is the main commercial centre for Over Wyre and visitors are now discovering the attractions of this tiny seaside destination. The village itself can be reached by road from Blackpool and there are local buses connecting with Blackpool, Fleetwood, Garstang and Lancaster but by far the most scenic way to visit is to take the tram north from Blackpool to Fleetwood and then climb aboard the regular seasonal foot ferry which travels across the Wyre Estuary every 30 minutes during peak times (subject to tides). This crossing takes approximately 3 minutes each way and it operates during the summer months only.
Once at Knott End-on-Sea, there is plenty to do here. Those looking for exciting nightlife and amusements galore won’t find anything here, however there is a very picturesque five-mile circular walk with stunning views across to Fleetwood and down the Wyre estuary. This walk ends at the Bourne Arms pub which is situated right on the seafront and serves daily lunches and dinners. There is a popular golf club at the village as well as a popular cafe and chip shop.
The hugely popular artist LS Lowry was a regular visitor to Knott End and his works include the local pier where he loved to watch the comings and goings. There is now a sculpture in honour of the artist and this is situated at the landward end of the jetty.
The beaches around Knott End-on-Sea are extensive and you can walk a considerable distance out when the tide is out. Be aware that the tide can be quite fast here and it isn’t advisable to stray too far from land, even in sunny and warm conditions.