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The Fylde Coast is on Englands North West Coast, on the Irish Sea between the river Ribble and Wyre estuaries, northwest of Preston.
Fleetwood is in the north on the Wyre estuary, Lytham in the south is on the Ribble estuary. Blackpool, in the centre (marked by the orange pin on the top map below), faces straight over the Irish sea.
North West England, Google maps
Fylde Coast, Google maps
The M55 joins the main motorway network to the edge of the Fylde Coast and from there you can take a straight route into central Blackpool.
Or veer off to the left and head for Lytham and St Annes which are in Fylde, or to the right and make for Wyre - where you'll find Cleveleys, Fleetwood and the market town of Poulton.
Blackpool North Railway Station provides good rail access to the main UK network.
There are railway stations at Poulton, Blackpool St Annes and Lytham. Please check main railway network operator websites for the latest information.
Blackpool trams run along the seafront from Squires Gate at the southern end of Blackpool, through central Blackpool, Bispham and Anchorsholme into Cleveleys and terminate in the north at Fleetwood.
There's a choice of the modern, smooth trams or according to their separate timetable, the old style Heritage Trams which operate from separate tram stops.
Buses on the Fylde Coast are operated by Blackpool Transport and as you'd expect there's a range of timetables, services and fare options to help you to plan the best route and most cost effective way of travelling.
Information about trams and buses from Blackpool Transport
Car parking, especially in Blackpool, is ofted cited as being plentiful, and there are plenty of public pay and display car parks at all the towns on the Fylde Coast, along with on-street parking which is easier to find outside the town centres.
Especially in Blackpool at the height of the season it might be easier to park your car and leave it, and catch the bus or use the tram while you're here and make the best of our public transport network.
One of the new Blackpool trams
An open topped Heritage Tram
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