The sandy beach at Lytham St Anne’s is located in the mouth of the Ribble estuary so the currents can be fairly strong. There are no real waves but the swell and chop can pick up in stronger winds, creating excellent bump and jump sailing conditions. It is possible to sail here at most times of the day, but the strong rip tides and rough waters mean that this beach is not really suitable for beginners.
Getting there: Head S from Blackpool on the A584 until you reach Lytham St Anne’s, and ask a local for directions to ‘Granny Bay’
Parking: Along the coastal road
Ideal Wind: E – S
Accomodation: Hotels and B&B’s
Amenities: Usual seaside town amenities
Water Quality: P
Suitable for: Intermediate