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Pilling Sands Beach

Preesall, Lancashire

An area of salt marsh looking north over extensive intertidal sands towards Morecambe bay.

Beach Type



There is a picnic site and a caravan site and local amenities in the village


Coastal walks
Picnics by the sea

Nature and Wildlife

There is a coastal path and some of the sands nearby are designated as the Wyre and Lune Sanctuary nature reserve.

Water Quality

Not Tested




No dog restrictions.

Tourist Information

FLEETWOOD TIC Old Ferry Office. The Esplanade Fleetwood. Lancashire. FY7 6DL Tel: +44 (0) 1253 773953


Nearest town: Preesall
County: Lancashire
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9532, -2.91593
Postcode: PR3 6HP
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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Take junction 33 off the M6 and head for Cockerham. In Cockerham. take the A588 south west and follow signs to Pilling.

Nearest Railway Stations

Heysham Port (Approx. 5 miles away)
Poulton-le-Fylde (Approx. 8 miles away)
Lancaster (Approx. 8 miles away)
Morecambe (Approx. 8 miles away)
Layton (Lancs) (Approx. 9 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


There are two car parks. both close to the shore-line.

Nearby Car Parks

Lane Ends Picnic Area, Pilling (Unknown stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Barton Square, Knott End on Sea (Unknown stay).
About 3.4 miles away
Quaile Holme Road, Knott End on Sea (Unknown stay).
About 3.7 miles away
Custom House Lane, Fleetwood (Unknown stay).
About 4.2 miles away
Glasson Basin, Glasson (Unknown stay).
About 4.2 miles away
Albert Street, Fleetwood (Unknown stay).
About 4.3 miles away
Marine Hall and Leisure Centre, Fleetwood (Unknown stay).
About 4.5 miles away
Central, Fleetwood (Unknown stay).
About 4.6 miles away
Condor Green Picnic Site, Glasson (Unknown stay).
About 4.7 miles away
Mini Golf, Fleetwood (Unknown stay).
About 4.9 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Preesall