Miles of open sandy beach and sand dunes. Walk as far as you want. Generally firm underfoot.
For Boxing Day's fresh air we parked at the far end of the North Promenade at St Annes. Normally, you can park more easily and safely in a car park opposite Norwood Drive but this was closed over the Christmas period.
From the car, head over the dunes on to the beach. For a walk of about an hour, walk down to the shoreline and along to St Annes pier and back. If you're feeling sociable walk alongside the dunes. It tends to get busy with dog walkers here. If you prefer to have space to yourself, and your dog, the shoreline provides a generally quieter option.
This is a great space for puppies and young dogs who are being let off the lead for the first time. You can see for miles and it's a nice safe environment away from traffic and, if you choose, other people and dogs.
Our dog and friend took the sociable approach today, firmly refusing to respond to recall commands and eventually falling for another young springer bitch! I won't take the latter into account in the doggy rating!
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Doggy rating 8/10