Retirement Properties in Fylde

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RETIREMENT LIVING IN FYLDE

From Blackpool to the Forest of Bowland AONB, this is a brilliant place to live

The Fylde, Lancashire, England is a glorious coastal plain and an ideal spot for retirement. This square-shaped peninsula juts out into the Irish sea. Around 20km long, it’s bordered by the wildlife haven of the Ribble Estuary, the sandy beaches of Morecambe Bay and the beautiful Bowland hills. The largest towns include Blackpool, Fleetwood, Lytham St Annes, Poulton le Fylde and Garstang, but along the stunning Lancashire coast and within the lush rural landscapes you’ll find picturesque villages to explore.


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SIGHTS

With so much to do around the Fylde coast, we can guarantee you won’t get bored!

Fancy a day out at a historic house? Try Georgian Lytham Hall with its vast acres of parkland.

A keen twitcher? Birdwatchers will love the Ribble Discovery Centre by Fairhaven lake and the gateway to the saltmarshes of the Ribble estuary. It’s home to a quarter of a million migrating birds, making it one of the most important sites in Europe.

Ramblers will love exploring the coastal path and many rural trails. The Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is perfect for walking, cycling and fishing.

Lancaster makes for a diverting trip. Be sure to visit Lancaster Castle and the Quayside Maritime Museum. Or visit the many attractions of  Preston, including the Harrison Museum and Art Gallery.

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ATTRACTIONS

The Fylde is a unique area packed with attractions for all. You, of course, have to visit the Fylde coast. It boasts the bright lights of Blackpool, with its Pleasure Beach, as well as the sandy expanse of Morecombe Bay, the smaller traditional Cleveleys or the fishing town of Fleetwood, which offers a ferry service to Knott End. Then there’s Lytham St Annes, actually two small and pretty seaside towns: visit the Victorian Pier, St Annes Beach huts, the boating lake, the golf course and Lytham Windmill.

Further inland you’ll find rolling countryside and natures reserves, perfect for walking, cycling and horse riding. And there are plenty of interesting villages to explore too, like Elswick a regular In Bloom award winner or Singleton, which is listed in the 1086 Domesday Book.

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COMMUNITY

The Fylde is a very friendly area with plenty of scope to make friends and pitch in with the many and varied community groups. Groups include the Fylde Arts Society, Just Good Friends social group or

Lancashire Dead Good Poets Society, a Blackpool based poetry and performance group. The welcoming Blackpool & North Fylde Model Railway Club holds shows twice a year and the Fylde Coast Ramblers is perfect for people who want to explore the area while making new friends. Football fans will enjoy following the ups and downs of local team, AFC Fylde too.

If you are looking for a new build home in the Fylde coast, then look no further than McCarthy Stone. Did you know? 83% of McCarthy Stone homeowners experience a sense of community in their retirement property.

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SURROUNDING AREAS

The Fylde coast can be reached from the rest of the UK via the M6 and then the M55, from which you can reach Blackpool and the coastal towns with ease.

You’ll find railway stations at Blackpool St Annes and Lytham, Poulton, but the main station is Blackpool North train station. From here, you can be in London Euston in 3 hours 40 minutes, Edinburgh in just over 3 hours and Manchester in just over an hour.

One of the best ways to travel between Blackpool and Fleetwood is by tram – there are a mix of modern trams as well as the charming old ones. And of course there is a comprehensive bus network too.

 

All McCarthy Stone retirement apartments are carefully located be easily accessible and close to local amenities.

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