Weather, Webcams and Tides at Cleveleys

Weather, Webcams and Tides at Cleveleys

Many times the weather forecast says rain when actually it’s bright sunshine here at Cleveleys. Check it out with weather, webcams and tides at Cleveleys.

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It always pays to check the weather out if you fancy a day at the seaside, rather than just believing what you are told!

As a coastal place Cleveleys very rarely gets snow because of the salt in the atmosphere, and frosts don’t seem to be as hard on the coast as they are inland. It can still get very cold with wind chill.

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Don’t be put off in the winter from a day out at the seaside – wrap up warm, bring your wellies, can enjoy a lovely bracing day out.

The winter also plays host to the more spectacular displays of weather. Fantastic sunsets grace the winter skies, and the high tides roll along the seafront with force and majesty. The waves smack against the new Spanish steps of the main promenade, and the high defences around Rossall School. You can guarantee that you’ll go home with apples in your cheeks!

The sandy beach against the new promenade is covered completely at high tide. In winter and very windy weather the waves even lap onto the bottom level of the new walkway (which is what they’re designed to do). Further north at Rossall Beach it’s dry at most high tides and there is almost always some shingle exposed at high tide. It’s got to be exceptionally bad weather for the sea to reach the wall at Rossall Promenade.

Beach Safety

If you do call at Cleveleys in the wintery winds, be sure to pay heed to the tides and observe beach safety – you can find out more about how to keep safe on the beach at this link.

You might have noticed an oil rig which is visible from the coast, straight ahead in the Irish Sea. Follow this link to station 62125 and you’ll find weather monitoring available, provided by the National Data Buoy Centre.


The tides follow an annual pattern, dictated by the seasons and the moon.

There is a very furthest minimum point to which the water goes out, and a very highest maximum depth to which it comes in, which is when you’ll hear it referred to as a ‘9m tide, or a 7m tide’ etc. The fun starts when the incoming tide is at its highest and a strong wind is behind it – and then it comes over the wall.

High tide moves forward about half an hour with each tide, with two high tides a day, one every 12 ½ hours. The times of the tides are published each year – you can get the information online or through a little book called a tide table. If you come to the Fylde Coast frequently it might pay you to buy one. They are available from the Tourist Information Centre and local newsagents.

If you particularly want to enjoy the beach, it will help if you check these tide times. There are beaches at Cleveleys that remain dry at high tide, including the top of Rossall Beach.

However, you can walk along the promenade along the whole of the seafront at Cleveleys, with footpaths right against the waters edge, that you can enjoy at any time. There are spots where you can pitch your deck chair on dry land and enjoy the view on a warm day!

If you want to do something on the beach have a look at the tide table to see when it’s in or out.

Find out More

Have a look at the Visit Cleveleys website homepage for more of the latest updates.

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    Thanks for the breath of fresh air each time I go on this site. JC

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      Aw, thanks for saying that Jack, you’re very welcome 🙂

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