St Annes International Kite Festival (Lancashire)
- Event Information
St Anne’s Kite Festival takes place ob St Anne’s seafront and has kite teams from across the UK and overseas.
Running over Saturday and Sunday you will get to see fabulous kite displays although this is weather dependent. Most years regardless of the weather you have been able to see something and have a great family day out.Date:10th August 2019, 11:00 am-11th August 2019, 5:00 pm
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This is a free event on the seafront and there's a lot of space for public flying.
Dogs are not allowed on the beach Good Friday to Sept 30th, but you can get a great view of the kites from the Promenade. Keep your dog on a lead at all times and clean up after your dog, should you need to.
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- The St Annes Beach Huts are located on the promenade just in front the miniature train and miniature golf course. Access is from 10am until midnight with an 8 persons maximum for a hut, you have a key to let you into the communal toilet area and we provide carts in the Beach Hut area which you are welcome to use to ferry your belonging too and from your Beach Hut. All huts have mains electricity and fitted kitchens complete with 25 Litres fresh water, fridge, heater, microwave, kettle, cups, glasses, plates and cutlery for 6, freshly laundered tea towel, cleaning cloth and washing up liquid. There is also a removable ship’s table, bench seating for 3, 4 x folding chairs Please note BBQs are not allowed at the beach huts. Dogs are very welcome at the Beach Huts although seasonal restrictions are in place on St Annes beach.
- St Annes Beach is a few miles down the coast from Blackpool and St Anne’s is a great contrast to the bustling Blackpool Beaches. The beach is very long, and when the tide is out it can take a long walk to get to the sea. It also often seems as though the tide never comes in. Facilities at the beach include parking, toilets, beach hut rental, food options and pier.
- Lytham St Annes lifeboat station was established in 1851 and today, the station operates two lifeboats, one at Lytham and one at St Annes. 1886 saw the worst lifeboat disaster. Quote from RNLI site: “1886 9 December saw the worst disaster in lifeboat history. Lytham, St Annes and Southport lifeboats were launched to the German barque Mexico in distress off Southport. The Lytham lifeboat, with great difficulty, rescued her crew of 12. Meanwhile, the Southport lifeboat was capsized by a heavy sea; 14 of her crew had drowned and there were only two survivors. The St Annes lifeboat was washed ashore the next day and her entire crew of 13 had drowned.”
- Wide sandy Beach with lagoons that drain and fill at various tides. Kitesurfers and windsurfers use the lagoons for some excellent flat water sailing. The beach is used by the Blackpool Light Craft Club offering sailing, fishing, jet skiing and kitesurfing.
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