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Fairhaven Lake

Inner Promenade, Lytham St Anne's FY8 1BD, England
+44 1253 725610
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Wide range of menu

A family meal of 3 generations can be difficult to please everyone, but at Fairhaven there is... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Mark V
Leeds, United Kingdom
Super day out boating and picnic

Great day out for a picnic and motor boats on a sunny Sunday afternoon! Cafe here too with nice... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
lee t
Rochdale, United Kingdom
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Fairhaven Lake is one of the borough's most popular attractions. Nestled between Lytham and St Anne's, a salt water lake, positioned directly on the coast next to Granny's Bay and Stanner Bank. Enjoy the many recreational facilities provided, motorboat, canoe and rowing boat hire. For the less adventurous there is an electrically powered motor launch, enjoy the cruise and enjoy the scenery from the launch on a 10-15 min cruise. Lakeside facilities include a cafe and the RSPB Discovery Centre. The lake is one of the most important wildfowl locations in Europe, with a group of more than 250 Canada Geese, several Swans (including a solitary Black one) and many coots, water hens and other smaller fowl.
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“rspb centre” (28 reviews)
“tennis courts” (37 reviews)
“lovely walk” (41 reviews)
Inner Promenade, Lytham St Anne's FY8 1BD, England
+44 1253 725610
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Reviewed yesterday

A family meal of 3 generations can be difficult to please everyone, but at Fairhaven there is something for everyone. Friendly young staff.

Thank Mark V
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great day out for a picnic and motor boats on a sunny Sunday afternoon! Cafe here too with nice food

Thank lee t
Reviewed 6 days ago

An abundance of bird life around the lake and a very pleasant place to stroll around but you do need to pick your way through the droppings in some places! There is also a very interesting display about the history of the Lytham Spitfire and...More

Thank Peeceecee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Regularly go here with Grandson (3 1/2) who loves it. Plenty of parking spaces which are big enough for a Moho and reasonable parking charges. Always take some bird seed to feed tha ducks, grandson can play on the sand have a paddle and we...More

Thank 61Chelle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brilliant for keeping kids happy, playground, crAzy golf and a 15 minute motor boat ride. Very reasonably prized

Thank HilaryF124
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I used to go here as a child and apart from the fact the motorboats to rent are now a little more modern the place is still the same. A great cheap day out and I would recommend.

Thank Darren99999
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always have lovely food when we have called here, which is more than in one occasion. Need to look into extending the toilet area mind for such a busy cafe, there's always a long queue when I've been.

Thank Belbats
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

lovely spot for relaxing and walking. dog walkers included, but keep dogs on a lead, due to large areas of wild birds and ducks etc. place to sit and relax, have a coffee and ice cream, a small snack bar and café on bother ends...More

1  Thank michelle097
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to have a walk around Fairhaven lake this week. What a peaceful tranquil place it was while we were there.

Thank Christine H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fairhaven is a really easy place to relax with the family. There are a number of activities to keep the kids occupied, which are also fun for adults. On our most recent visit, we hires a motor launch for a quick drive around the lake,...More

Thank Wombara
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Is the lake walkable distance from the chadwick hotel? Thanks
3 March 2017|
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Response from Lythamgirl | Reviewed this property |
yes it is although it is a walk but there are seats along the way and its a pleasant walk - sorry for the delay i have been ill hence not been on the computer
Is Fairhaven Lake within easy walking distance of the Dalmeny Hotel (for children agred between 6 - 12)? Many thanks!
21 August 2016|
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Response from Martin B | Reviewed this property |
I would think so if they're healthy. It's a mile and a half on the flat, so should take around half an hour each way.
Hi is the cafe wheelchair accessible please and are dogs allowed in?
21 July 2016|
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Response from Mawem29 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is good access for wheelchairs. You will need to use the entrance at the side next to the childrens' play area rather than the entrance at the front which has steps. The cafe is also dog friendly inside and out.