On a clear day from Cleveleys you can see land to the left, right and ahead, with spectacular views across the sea.
Views Across the Sea of the Lake District
Look to your right along the coast and Morecambe Bay and on all but the cloudiest of days you’ll see the Lakes, the ship yard at Barrow, and the power station at Heysham (below).
In winter Lakes are often dusted in snow, which is a spectacular sight on a really clear day. On a really good day at any time of year you can even see the wind turbines on the hills.
The coast curves away so when you look to your right along the coast you can’t actually see Fleetwood from Cleveleys. As you travel to Fleetwood along the coast road the view of Morecambe Bay and the Lakes changes completely.
Views Across the Sea of the Windfarms
Only poor visibility blocks the view of the turbines of the offshore windfarms in the Irish Sea. The Barrow Windfarm turbines were the first to be installed.
During 2010 the Walney Offshore Windfarm was built, and the cable for the second phase of 51 turbines came ashore at Cleveleys during the summer of 2011. Read more about it in the Walney Offshore Windfarm section here.
Views Across the Sea of the Isle of Man
Face straight ahead, and at about 1 o’clock, and on a really clear evening in mid summer with a bright sunset you might see the hills of the Isle of Man silhouetted against the setting sun.
You can even see the Tower of Refuge on the top of Conister Rock if the conditions are right.
Read more about the view of the Isle of Man here.
Views Across the Sea of Wales
Depending on where you are on the coastline, looking along the coast to the left you can clearly see Blackpool Tower and North Pier.
To their right across the sea lies Anglesey, and North Wales is often visible and seen as a series of hills across the water.
Ships Sailing on the Sea
Although it’s not a shipping lane as such, from the coast at Cleveleys you’ll see a variety of ships and boats. On Christmas Eve 2010 the last ferry bound for Larne in Ireland sailed out of Fleetwood.
If you are interested in the ferries and ships you can follow their movements on a website called ShipAIS which plots their movement across the seas.
Snow dusted hills of the Lakes seen from Cleveleys