Google map of Cleveleys seafront
Cleveleys new promenade on a busy day
Catching worms for fishing
Read all about the new sea defences and sea front here - and there are plenty of other pages in this section to chose from in the menu, which will tell you all about the public artwork and more.
Cleveleys promenade stretches from the boundary with Blackpool in the south at Kingsway, not far from Anchorsholme Park near to the last section of sea defences to be completed at Princes Way, which is actually in Blackpool (near the Cleveleys pin on the map to your left).
On the seafront this is where you see the design of the sea defences change from what are called 'Spanish Steps' at Cleveleys to the sloping revetment and wave breaker steps built as part of the 2016 Anchorsholme sea defence works.
Spanish steps at Cleveleys meet the sloping revetment and wave breaker units at Anchorsholme, Blackpool
Head north from Blackpool along the road which hugs the seafront - Promenade South, Promenade North and Rossall Promenade - and travel the full length of Cleveleys seafront from the boundary with Blackpool until you reach a dead end at what's known as the Five Bar Gate - with fields and the impressive buildings of Rossall School straight in front of you, and Fleetwood beyond.
Watch this clip and take a drive along the promenade from south to north. This video was made while work was underway at the Anchorsholme sea defences. Cleveleys seafront actually begins where the fencing ends.
You can walk along the full length of the coast path from Cleveleys to Fleetwood but it isn't a road suitable for vehicles - to travel onwards to Fleetwood you must rejoin Rossall Road.
(Note: the Rossall sea defence project at Fleetwood is ongoing, where a promenade closure is in place until works are completed. On foot you will be required to divert from the coastal footpath.)
The new sea defences run from the Wyre boundary with Blackpool at Kingsway to opposite Carr Gate, near to the big white Venue building adjacent to Jubilee Gardens. Here, the landscape changes at the shingle of Rossall Beach.
The new sea defences keep the water out - but were also a key to the regeneration of Cleveleys, with the new Jubilee Leisure Park on the sea front proving leisure facilities with the former ice rink (now a children's activity centre), cinema, pub and restaurant.
The central beach at Cleveleys is entirely tidal and the clean golden sand covers twice a day, revealing a clean canvas each time.
Because it's tidal, very little flotsam and jetsam (marine rubbish) is deposited here. The sand here is perfect for sandcastles, playing games, and a day out at the coast.
The waterfront at Cleveleys is a rich and varied environment for many types of wildlife, and an important ecosystem.
Don't be fooled by the concrete seawall and think it's a barren land - even in the central section of Cleveleys beach there is a host of life against the man-made structure.
Head a little further north along the seafront beyond the new sea defences and the landscape changes as you reach Rossall Beach.
Sea defences are replaced according to risk of flooding and the next section of shingle beach is a good natural sea defence and therefore at a lower risk and not scheduled for big capital works to replace them any time soon.
This is a more wild and natural landscape, and a rich habitat for wildlife - which is looked after by the active Rossall Beach Residents and Community Group.
Here, you can park your car right against the beach and sit and enjoy the fabulous views whatever the weather and endless west coast sunsets, just like this one below...
You can also watch kitesurfers and people enjoying sports like horse riding and fishing.
Carry on further north and you hit the huge concrete sea defences around Rossall School, where the sea bashes against the walls and you need to be careful on a windy day at high tide.
Just past Rossall School you are officially in Fleetwood in the Rossall area, and you can continue along the coast right through to the central seafront at Fleetwood. If you are interested in the Fleetwood seafront, head off to the Visit Fleetwood website and explore!
Take a look around all the other pages in this section to find out about the beaches, promenades and the features to be found in the Cleveleys area.
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