With a flat landscape, wide open skies, beaches and more, walking in Cleveleys is free and good for you!
Walking is good for the mind and body. It’s got lots of proven scientific benefits, it’s something that most of us can do, and it doesn’t cost any money.
Cleveleys is a great place to go for a walk. Out of your own gate and around the block, make your way to the beach and promenade, or enjoy one of the parks. Whatever you pick it’s better than staying inside!
Walking in Cleveleys with the help of your car
As odd as that might sound, you might want to drive to the seafront and then enjoy your walk from there.
There are public car parks in the town centre which are close to the beach, and on the seafront itself.
Dogs on Beaches
Like most seaside beaches, the central beach in Cleveleys is subject to a dog ban throughout the bathing season.
Please don’t walk your dog on the sand between 1 May and 30 September or you may receive an on-the-spot fine.
Coastal Walking in Cleveleys
Head to the coast and a lovely walk awaits you on the new promenade at Cleveleys seafront.
Depending on the tide you might like to pop down the steped sea wall onto the sand, and do a round trip along the beach and back on the promenade. You can check tide times here.
There are plenty of benches, and the prom itself has built-in seats (with a backrest!) all along the length so you won’t be short of somewhere to sit for a breather. It’s ideal for prams and wheelchairs, with plenty of access points and a new, flat surface that’s easy to ride on.
If you feel more adventurous and want a longer walk, you could also park on Princes Way. Follow South Promenade from the end of the main shopping street (Victoria Road West) heading in the direction of Blackpool.
There are pay and display parking bays here against the sea front, and the new promenade is raised here, giving a beautiful view.
How far would you like to go walking in Cleveleys?
Journey South to Blackpool, St Annes and Lytham
Technically, you could walk from Cleveleys to Lytham (or Fleetwood) on the beach – but you’d need to consult the tide times to do that.
There are miles of unspoilt, clean beach, with a wide promenade, all the way to the southern end of Blackpool and beyond.
On a lovely day, take your shoes and socks off and paddle along the waters edge as you walk. It’s surprising just how much distance you can cover when you do this!
Walk as far as you want to and catch a bus or a tram back to where you started from. They run parallel to the promenade on the coast road. Blackpool is five miles from Cleveleys by road – probably a little less on the beach.
Journey North to Fleetwood
For quietness and solitude you might prefer a northerly walk heading towards Fleetwood.
At the end of the stepped sea defences at Cleveleys, the landscape changes to the more natural environment of Rossall Beach.
Head through the Five Bar Gate at the end of Rossall Promenade and onto the Lancashire Coastal Way. Walk the coastal footpath from Cleveleys to Fleetwood.
Just beyond the gate are the old sea defences which protect Rossall School and it’s grounds. At Westway you reach the magnificent new £64m Rossall Sea Defences.
Beyond those at Fleetwood Golf Course you’re officially in Morecambe Bay and a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Here, the landscape changes again, to a natural beach and sand dune system.
You’ll pass Rossall Point observation tower, then carry on around the peninsula to the beach huts and sea front at Fleetwood where you can catch a bus back to Cleveleys.
Green Spaces for Walking in Cleveleys
If you prefer to see grass, greenery and trees when you go walking in Cleveleys, you can see that too!
Jubilee Gardens is perhaps the biggest and most obvious park in Cleveleys. It’s right on the seafront between the Leisure Park and The Venue.
Because of the harsh weather of such an exposed spot, it’s a green open space rather than a ‘park’. Anyone who has tried to grow trees right next to the sea will know why!
There are childrens playground rides, a skatepark and activity area here, plus a sea front car park.
Towers Wood is a lovely, secluded small wood. If you didn’t know it you would struggle to find it.
It’s just off Victoria Road West, not far from Morrison’s roundabout as you head into Cleveleys.
Turn off at the Duck Pond and the entrance to The Towers is on Holmfield Road. More about Towers Wood here.
There are other green spaces in Cleveleys, plus parks in Thornton. Find out more from the Parks section.
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