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Drink and snack part way through walk

Very good we only had a cake but the hot food other people had looked good. It is also open all... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Blackburn, United Kingdom
Lovely to visit - for an ice-cream or for bird watching!

A very attractive part of the seafront between St Annes and Lytham, with pathways, a nice ice cream... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rochdale, United Kingdom
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  • Average6%
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“rspb centre”(30 reviews)
“tennis courts”(43 reviews)
“motor boat”(16 reviews)
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...more
Inner Promenade, Lytham St Anne's FY8 1BD, England
+44 1253 725610
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 2 August 2016

we went to walk here on way to st annes and it was a lovely walk around a lovely calm peaceful lake definately be back walking round the lake

4  Thank Scott B
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 19 August 2013

We went for a trip to Lytham, and parked on Fairhaven Lake, so we could have a nice Beach walk to Lytham St Annes. The Parking Meter took our money for a full days Parking (£4.30) but flatly refused to issue a Ticket, despite some...More

5  Thank westy58
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good we only had a cake but the hot food other people had looked good. It is also open all through winter (closed Monday except in school hols).

Thank Q3613LAjenniferm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very attractive part of the seafront between St Annes and Lytham, with pathways, a nice ice cream kiosk, and an RSPB visitor centre, with volunteers able to point out the several species of water birds on the lake. Good parking, although can get fairly...More

Thank robinhenshaw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled on Fairhaven Lake whilst visiting Lytham St Annes. It’s quite a large lake with boating and plenty of wildlife. A very nice place to enjoy an afternoon

Thank albeback1
Reviewed 3 October 2018

I walked from stannes to find such a lovely spot was terrific bird life boats to hire cafe toilets and nice seat by the lake.

Thank 83daisy
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Fairhaven Lake is situated between Lytham and St Anne’s. There is a smooth, tarmac, path all the way around the Lake. It is sheltered from the winds coming off the sea by trees and the sea wall. There are benches to sit on and also...More

Thank AlanT2649
Reviewed 2 October 2018

I live within walking distance so am often walking round with the dog. Such a beautiful, tranquil area at any time of year. Lovely cafe which allows dogs if not too busy. An RSPB shop and info centre next door. Boats for hire depending on...More

Thank Sylvia I
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Loved this walking area, very interesting history on the Spitfire at the far end, A couple of steep paths to go up or run down! Nice café as well, Good view of the sea from the grassy bank. A great place for a sunny days...More

Thank Jo20082018
Reviewed 22 September 2018

We have visited this lake many times and always enjoy it. It is great at all times of year. There are ducks swans geese and moorhens around, boats in the summer, trips on the larger boat in summer and plenty of benches to sit on....More

Thank MamaWool
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

Fairhaven Lake is great, yes it’s changed since 1987 when there was proper boating! But now, The Pirates Cove is great, the kids love it. The cafe is average but this review is all about entertainment and Fairhaven is great.

1  Thank Ben L
Reviewed 19 September 2018

We always sit in the conservatory as we have dogs and now it's quite warm. They serve nice food, always fresh.

Thank Ann H
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Danielle L
10 August 2018|
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Response from janeamison | Reviewed this property |
No. There are no crabs in the lake.
24 June 2018|
Response from RuthT988 |
Motor boat £7-50 for 20mins. Rowing boat/canoes £5-50 for 20mins. June 2018
24 June 2018|
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Response from CarrieAnne52 | Reviewed this property |
I think it was £6 approx for 15 mins with my 3 grandchildren