Kick off summer properly in Blackpool
Open all year round, this stretch of Northern coastline offers over seven miles of unspoilt, award winning sandy terrain that’s perfect for strolling or building sandcastles on – no matter your age, you’re never too old to build a towering sandcastle with your trusty bucket and spade.
Not forgetting the thrills and spills of the exciting rollercoaster rides at the famous Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Hold on tight and brace yourself to ride The Big One, meet and greet friendly cartoon faces in Nickelodeon Land and twist and turn on the new white-knuckle Red Arrows Skyforce ride.
Whether you’re seeking solace in front of the natural beauty of the Irish Sea, chasing adrenaline at Blackpool Pleasure Beach or taking in the breathtaking views at The Blackpool Tower Eye, kick start your summer with a trip to Blackpool’s iconic seaside.
The Blackpool piers and coastal views
The Blackpool piers offer some of the best views of this beach resort, which has been popular since the 19th century. To take in the brilliant views from every angle choose from either the North, Central or South pier.
If your sandy trek has left little legs feeling tired, then hop aboard one of the Blackpool trams, which run the length of the seafront, and rest your aching legs while you take in all the views of this classic resort and the Fylde Coast.
Travel The Golden Mile past the main attractions and the iconic Blackpool landmarks at ease, taking in everything this treasured British holiday hotspot has to offer.
Blackpool is a constant hive of activity, and there’s always something exciting to see and do for explorers of all ages. Before you visit the fun-filled resort, be sure to check what local events are taking place during your trip. From family friendly activities to facing your vertigo fears, there’s something for everyone in Blackpool.
For the best views of the Fylde Coast and Blackpool, a trip up The Blackpool Tower Eye is a must. Brave the glass floor and have an experience like no other as you take in the impressive sights of the Irish Sea and Blackpool’s beachfront from the viewing platform 380 feet up. With the North West spread out ahead of you, on a clear day you can look out over Bowland, up to the Lake District and even across to Liverpool and the Isle of Man.
See Blackpool in a whole new way with a trip to the 4D Cinema. The Cinema offers viewers a whole new experience as you take in the busy beach resort and see the history of Blackpool’s iconic Tower through the years. Fun for all ages, the incredible sensory effects make the 4D Cinema an experience you’ll never forget.
The beaches at Blackpool are perfect for paddling and no trip would be complete without dipping your feet into the Irish Sea. The beach is kept fresh and paddle-worthy with regular cleans and help from volunteers alongside the expert team at SEA LIFE. Join in and help maintain one of the UK’s favourite beaches and you’ll also get a free trip to SEA LIFE that day. Beach cleans are held once a month so check ahead before you visit Blackpool to see if you can join in and conserve the iconic sands.
Indulge in traditional favourites
No trip to the British seaside is complete without participating in a few traditional pastimes, so make sure your Blackpool getaway includes some guilty pleasures.
Embrace your holiday and the summer spirit by treating yourself to a fish and chip supper whilst gazing out towards the horizon; this is just one of the many beloved delights of visiting the coast. A sweet tooth can be catered for too, because what trip to Blackpool beach would be complete without a stick of rock? With more flavours than you can imagine, there’s something to satisfy everyone’s taste buds.
It’s not all sweet treats and classic dishes, even the simple pleasures of Blackpool like paddling in the waves and building a towering sandcastle are the perfect finishing touches to a holiday.
Get stuck into fun at the seaside this summer
So summer is officially here, there’s no better way to embrace the season than by joining in all the fun and enjoyment of Blackpool. With over seven miles of beautiful beaches to investigate, it’s the perfect place for you and your little explorers to discover the beauty of one of the UK’s number one resorts.
For more information about Blackpool’s beach and how to book your tickets head to www.visitblackpool.com