Promenade Gardens at St Annes

Promenade Gardens at St Annes

The Promenade Gardens at St Annes cover a big area of the seafront. They run between the wide beachfront footpath and the highway, for most of the length of the promenade. They’re just a short walk from the main town centre of St Annes.

They’re attractive and well maintained and there for you to enjoy throughout the year. Wander along the footpaths, follow the stream, cross the bridges and listen to the waterfalls.

Thanks to Visit Fylde Coast reader Sue Massey for these three photos, taken in April 2019 –

St Annes seafront gardens, photo by Sue Massey
St Annes seafront gardens, photo by Sue Massey
Spring bulbs flowering in St Annes seafront gardens, photo by Sue Massey
Spring bulbs flowering in St Annes seafront gardens, photo by Sue Massey
St Annes seafront gardens, photo by Sue Massey
St Annes seafront gardens, photo by Sue Massey

Features in the Promenade Gardens at St Annes

Paddling Pool and Bandstand

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In the area of St Annes seafront around the Pier there’s the children’s paddling pool and the bandstand.

Paddling pool and bandstand at St Annes
Paddling pool and bandstand

To the right of the Pier is the Peace and Happiness rose garden. There you’ll find a statue of the late, great comedian, Les Dawson, who lived in St Annes.

Peace and Happiness Garden against St Annes Pier
Peace and Happiness Garden against St Annes Pier

Beyond the paddling pool and bandstand are the beautiful promenade gardens at St Annes with all their features and flowers.

A Rather Big Rockery

A rockery runs along the beachward side of the gardens, right up to the Island Complex (below). It’s planted with salt tolerant shrubs and hedging and offers some protection to the garden plants from the harsh winds blowing off the sea. On the seaward side there are plenty of benches to sit awhile and enjoy the view.

The rockery between the beach and Gardens at St Annes seafront
The rockery between the beach and Gardens at St Annes seafront

Winding Paths

The mature gardens include lawned areas, wind-pruned hedges and bushes, formally planted beds and winding paths.

Promenade Gardens at St Annes
Promenade Gardens at St Annes

Water Features

Then you’ll come across a water feature like no other.

Ponds in the promenade gardens at St Annes
Ponds in the promenade gardens at St Annes

A series of shallow ponds are interlinked with little streams, each of them circled by paths to enable you to explore.

There are  bridges to walk under or over. Stepping stones to balance on. Don’t miss the enormous waterfall – you can even walk behind and under the water!

Stepping stones in the ponds in the promenade gardens at St Annes
Stepping stones in the ponds at St Annes seafront

Wildlife in the Promenade Gardens at St Annes

Ducks and swans live on the ponds in the promenade gardens.

Ducks in the ponds in the promenade gardens at St Annes
Ducks in the ponds in the promenade gardens at St Annes

Each year they breed here and raise their pretty young chicks. They are always on the lookout for a tasty morsel of food. If you like to feed the ducks please give them seed and/or green vegetables/lettuce. Bread isn’t good for ducks and it also pollutes their water.

When you are in St Annes, make sure to head to the seafront and enjoy the gardens.

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3 Comments
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    Just wondering if you know the date when the new splash zone is open?
    Thanks

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      I’m sorry I don’t. If you want to know a date you’ll need to contact Fylde Council.

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