Explore the Fylde Coast
The Carlton is a centrally located hotel in St Annes. There are loads of great things going on in and around St Annes. Not only do we have amazing sea views, a beautiful coastline and fresh sea air – there are plenty of great places to eat, be entertained and relax too!
Directly opposite the hotel is the BRAND NEW SPLASH PARK which is free to use. Also the miniature railway, pitch and putt, trampolines and Victorian rock gardens are close by.
In St Annes...
Just beyond is the RNLI Lifeboat station and boating lake with pedalo’s and zorbing. Then there is the unspoilt sandy loveliness of St Annes beach and the Pier with traditional amusements and ice-cream parlour and chip shops.
Our favourite things to do include exploring the sand dunes, flying kites, kite surfing and beach combing. Look for cosy secluded coves tucked within the sand-dunes. Our friends Stuart and Zoe operate the beach huts and you can hire them by the day which is great fun!
Further south experience Fairhaven Lake and the RSPB Ribble Discovery centre. A haven for wild birds and great for rock-pooling and mud-dipping in Grannie’s Bay next to the Lake. Then Lytham hosts a variety of independent shops, cafés and restaurants.
The lively resort of Blackpool is just a 15 minute drive north up the coast, with its many attractions including the Pleasure Beach, Sandcastle Waterpark, Blackpool Tower, Winter Gardens and the Grand Theatre. Not forgetting the famous Illuminations in September/October.
The events keep coming in St Annes with the annual Wartime Weekend, Lytham Festival and Kite Festival's all going strong. We have a new addition on St Annes promenade - the new children's splash park is now open during the season just opposite the hotel.