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life 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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Retirement living in The Fylde

Things to do in The Fylde
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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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