From Lytham Green the views across the sea are looking across the river Ribble Estuary as it flows into the Irish Sea.
Here at Visit Lytham we like to be able to see something when we look out over the water. A view purely of the ocean is beautiful, but when you can see land and activity it’s much more interesting!
From the waterfront at Lytham Green there’s plenty to see – depending on the weather conditions of course.
Views across the sea of Southport
The nearest and clearest land is the curve of the Southport/Formby coastline.
So the largest patch of buildings straight across the water is Southport (above), and the hills to their right are the shores of Formby.
Views across the sea of Wales
Turning further to your right you are looking across the northern edge of Wales.
Be careful on the beach
The land opposite looks quite close , almost as if you should be able to walk straight across the bay.
Please don’t even think about it because the estuary is dangerous with shifting sands and strong tides. In fact, when cockling restrictions were briefly lifted in 2011, numerous fishermen quickly got into trouble requiring the help of the RNLI.
View from Lytham waterfront