Fairhaven Lake and Gardens

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Fairhaven Lake is one of the borough's most popular attractions. Situated between Lytham and St Anne's, the salt water lake is positioned directly on the coast next to Granny's Bay and Stanner Bank. 

Fairhaven Lake Booking Office

We are open throughout the school holidays and weekends as well (see times below) but please be aware that in adverse weather conditions the booking office will close. All leisure activities and charges can be found below.

 

DATE
2018 SEASON
SERVICES AVAILABLE OPENING TIMES
(weather dependent)
Easter Break 24/03/18 - 08/04/18 All Boats, tennis, crazy golf, bowls 10.00 – 16.00 (later if weather permits)
Weekends only from 14/04/18 – 28 /05/18 All Boats, tennis, crazy golf, bowls 10.00 – 16.00 (later if weather permits)
May Half term 28/05/18 – 04/06/18 All Boats, tennis, crazy golf, bowls 10.00 – 16.00 (later if weather permits)
Weekends only 4/06/18 – 23/07/18 All Boats, tennis, crazy golf, bowls 10.00 – 16.00 (later if weather permits)
Summer Break 12/07/18 – 03/09/18 Open 7 days per week weather permitting All Boats, tennis, crazy golf, bowls 10.00 – 16.00 (later if weather permits)
Weekends only 03/09/18 – 22/10/18 All Boats, tennis, crazy golf, bowls 10.00 – 16.00 (later if weather permits)
October half term 22/10/18 – 29/10/18 All Boats, tennis, crazy golf, bowls 10.00 – 16.00 (later if weather permits)
CLOSED from 30/10/18 Winter Bowling green

You can call the booking office directly on 01253 735 440 for additional information.

2018/19 Fees and Charges

Usage Type

Unit of charge

Charge

Boats General Hire

Motor Boat

20 mins

7.50

Rowing Boat

30 mins

5.50

Canoe

30 mins

5.50

Motor Launch

Adult 16+

3.00

Snr/ Jnr

1.50

Child 5-15

1.50

Under 5

Free

Private use

2hrs

6.00

Day

12.00

Season

75.00

Bowls

Adult

Per hour

5.20

Snr

Per hour

4.20

Jnr

Per hour

2.20

Hire of bowls

Per hour

5.00 deposit

Adult Contract

Annual

80.00

Senior Contract

Annual

60.00

Junior Contract

Annual

30.00

Winter Contract Only

November – March

15.00

Green reservation

Per hour

30.00

Tennis

Adult/Family court

Per hour

7.50

Sen/Jnr Court

Per hour

4.50

Hire of Rackets

Per hour

5.00 deposit

Golf

Crazy Golf

Per round

Adult

3.00

Sen/Jnr

2.00

Family 2 Adults/2 children

8.00

Lost Ball

1.00

Fairhaven Lake Facilities

  • Children's play facilities
  • Teenage/Youth focused activities
  • Lake with boat hire
  • Promenades and walks
  • Toilets
  • A Cafe
  • Crazy Golf
  • Crown green bowling
  • Skate and BMX Park
  • Lawn and hard surface Tennis Courts
  • Basketball
  • Floral displays
  • Picnic area
  • RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre 
  • Car Parking
  • Spitfire memorial
     

History of Fairhaven Lake Gardens

The site covers an area of 19.5 hectares (including the lake) and was created in the 1890’s by Fairhaven Estates Company who had very grand ideas. The original intention was to extend the sea wall and the gardens as far as St Anne’s, however this was abandoned after heavy seas flooded the lake in 1896. The next twenty years were years of gradual progress.

A landing stage and the Pagoda shaped boathouse were constructed. This was designed to contain living quarters for the Manager and an area where boats could be built. In 1926 at a cost of £34,000.00 the lake and surrounding park were bought from the Fairhaven Estates Company and presented to the Corporation of Lytham St Anne’s by Lord Ashton of Lancaster.


Fairhaven Lake has proved to be very popular with regatta, water skiing displays and hydroplane racing attracting crowds of up to fifteen thousand in the 1950’s and 60’s. More recently activity on the lake has declined although a new pleasure craft “Jubilee” was launched in 2002 and provides lake cruises.