Views from the Seafront

Views from the Seafront

From Lytham Green there are amazing views from the seafront, looking across the wide estuary of the river Ribble 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!

With views from the seafront at Lytham Green there’s plenty to see – depending on the weather conditions of course.

Lytham, Ribble Estuary, Southport, Wales and Anglesey, some of the views from the seafront
The Ribble Estuary, Southport, Wales and Anglesey – some of the places you’ll see with views from the seafront at Lytham

Views from the seafront of Southport

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The nearest and clearest land is the curve of the Southport/Formby coastline.

Southport seen from Lytham, one of the amazing views from the seafront
Southport seen from Lytham seafront

The largest patch of buildings that you can see straight across the water is Southport (above). The hills to their right are the shores of the Formby area. In the next photo, Rivington Pike and Winter Hill can be seen (you can see the mast glistening in the shot). Thanks to the reader who left a comment below, pointing it out.

Looking over Formby from Lytham where you'll get great views from the seafront
Looking over to the Formby area from Lytham seafront

Views from the seafront of Wales

Turning further to your right the views from the seafront are looking across the northern edge of Wales.

Views from the seafront at Lytham
Views from the seafront at Lytham

Be careful on the beach

The land on the opposite shore looks as if it’s quite close by. Almost as if you could walk to it, straight across the bay.

Please don’t even think about it. The estuary is dangerous with shifting sands and strong, fast moving tides. In fact, when cockling restrictions were briefly lifted in 2011, numerous fishermen quickly got into trouble, requiring the help of the RNLI.

If you ever see anyone in difficulty or danger, always ring 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

Amazing views from the seafront at Lytham
Amazing views from the seafront at Lytham

Of course when you tire of the views from the seafront, you can always turn around and look at the beautiful Green and Windmill!

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2 Comments
  1. The reference to a view of Formby is inaccurate. It’s a view of Rivington Pike and Winter Hill (you can see the mast glistening in the shot).

    1. Thanks for adding that bit of information Steve, very helpful

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