Granny's Bay

Granny's Bay

The cove-like area of seafront near to the White Church at Fairhaven, between Lytham and St Annes, is known as Granny’s Bay.

Turn off Clifton Drive at the cross-roads adjacent to the church and head along Ansdell Road South towards the coast. The Bay and sea beyond open out in front of you with a big, wide view of the horizon. You can even see the Southport coastline beyond the water.

Google map showing where Granny's Bay is
Google map showing where Granny’s Bay is

Take advantage of free seafront parking to enjoy the amazing view – and of course the sunsets. Or head a little further north to the seafront pay and display car park adjacent to Fairhaven Lake.

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Granny’s Bay forms a small sheltered cove against the promenade. Here you can take a walk, watch the wildlife and get close to the beach.

The official name for it is Stanner Bank. ‘Granny’s Bay’ is named after Lady Clifton who brought her grandchildren here, many years ago.

Sunset over Granny's Bay
Sunset over Granny’s Bay

Strengthening Granny’s Bay

A major sea defence scheme is underway in Fylde, at both Fairhaven Lake and Church Scar headlands.

In addition to funds which had already been secured, Fylde Council was awarded an extra £2m in September 2018. The additional funds from the Environment Agency brings the total spend to £21,825,000.

Granny’s Bay is being redeveloped as part of the Sea Defence Project. The sea defence walls are being replaced along with the current work at Fairhaven and Church Scar headlands.

This extra work will effectively connect the headlands to protect over 2,400 residential properties from coastal erosion and flooding for the next 100 years. When finished the works will create a natural looking, high quality public realm that blends into the beautiful coastline.

VBA Ltd are the contractors working on Fairhaven and Church Scar and they are working on the detailed design for Granny’s Bay.

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