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Fairhaven Lake

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Address: Inner Promenade, Lytham St Anne's FY8 1BD, England
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Fairhaven Lake is one of the borough's most popular attractions. Nestled...

Fairhaven Lake is one of the borough's most popular attractions. Nestled between Lytham and St Anne's, a salt water lake, positioned directly on the coast next to Granny's Bay and Stanner Bank.

Enjoy the many recreational facilities provided, motorboat, canoe and rowing boat hire. For the less adventurous there is an electrically powered motor launch, enjoy the cruise and enjoy the scenery from the launch on a 10-15 min cruise.

Lakeside facilities include a cafe and the RSPB Discovery Centre. The lake is one of the most important wildfowl locations in Europe, with a group of more than 250 Canada Geese, several Swans (including a solitary Black one) and many coots, water hens and other smaller fowl.

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Birds and breeze

A wonderful lake with plenty of wild birds, a lovely café and a great walk with views over the Ribble to Southport.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A wonderful lake with plenty of wild birds, a lovely café and a great walk with views over the Ribble to Southport.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely walk around the lake. The cafe looked busy. Plenty to do, tennis courts, bowling green & boat hire in the spring. Worth a visit.

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Saw this by chance and what a beautiful place it is love to call in the summer months when you can sit for hours watching the bird life so relaxing the cafe is lovely

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Thank Dawn L
North West England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We walked from the windmill at Lytham to the lake then ate in the cafe. It was nice and peaceful as we walked around the lake, a great variety of birds on the water, the RSPB centre displays information about visiting birds. Quite a few dog walkers, daffodils and crocus just starting to appear, a lovely place to revisit throughout... More 

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Thank Sue00do
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely walk around and lots of wildlife, ideal for families with younger children, very large car park (pay and display not expensive) very kept gardens and well maintained. Becareful walking near edge as my son slipped on moss and was very wet from shoulders down ! More pride hurt than anything. Gorgeous stop off and coffee shops, ice cream places... More 

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Lancashire, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A cold icy morning with 4 swans and some Canadian Geese on the lake. The café was open and was fairly busy. We enjoyed a nice but brisk walk around the lake, I enjoy this time of year here because it's not busy and its actually quite peaceful.

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Thank OldBear
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice clean place lovely for picnic - has boating pool more a small lake really - boats to hire - childrens park - nice views - adventure activities well more like wooden climbing things lol - tennis courts - unsure if you have to pay for this but would have thought so - spitfire on display with information which I... More 

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Thank Lythamgirl
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really nice place for a walk. Good little play area and great model spitfire to see. We didn't eat here but there was a cafe and a couple of shops. A nice way to spend a couple of hours.

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St. Annes-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like stepping back in time. Still brings back happy memories of childhood - boat rides and feeding the ducks. Putting and crazy golf and old favourites such as tennis and bowls are available. Thecafe serves great food and is always full of locals having a chat. Nothing better than a circuit of the lake(with a dog), there is always something... More 

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Keighley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely clean lakeside walk, fab to see the spitfire. Plenty of parking and public toilets easily accessible.

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