Do you find the sea air irresistible and look forward to trips to the Fylde Coast every summer? 18 million of us do and for good reason! This quaint seaside destination has plenty of great choices of places to stay from full-service hotels, to welcoming country inns and cosy holiday cottages as well as friendly caravan parks and glamping sites for those who enjoy the great outdoors.
With a great mixture of beaches, quaint seaside towns and sprawling countryside, it’s little wonder why this coastline was the destination of choice for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert when they visited in the summer of 1874.
If you enjoy holidays on the Fylde coast, why not look beyond just staying in a cosy B&B and tucking into ice creams for two weeks in the summer and instead, think about living in Thornton Cleveleys full time?
What makes Thornton-Cleveleys the perfect home?
You can walk in any direction, without ending up out of breath because this terrific seaside town isn’t plagued with hills! This smooth and level town is ideal for anyone and accessible to all, making it the idea place to retire too if you plan on enjoying a quieter pace of life.
The easy terrain is also fantastic for bike rides. You can cycle to the Ribble Estuary at Lytham or to Fleetwood in Wyre using the scenic coastal path. Plus, if you’re feeling adventurous, at Wyre you can hop on the ferry to Knott End and carry on your exploits.
The glorious promenade
This award-winning promenade has been recently renovated in a sea defence project and includes steps leading down to the beach for easy access. The promenade doesn’t just boast fabulous views, it is also clean, attractive and has plenty of built-in seating which is perfect for those all-important ice cream pit stops.
If you are a fan of retail therapy, there are some excellent shops along Cleveleys bustling high street, with well known stores and independent shops side by side.
From well-loved local brands such as “Elegant Clothing” (a ladies boutique) to popular big-name shops such as M&Co, Bonmarche and Home Bargains; Cleveleys high street has something for everyone.
It’s easy to get around
When moving to an area, it’s important to have great transport options. The town has a well-connected bus and tram network and handily has a plethora of buses running across town and further afield starting at the bus station which is located next to the main shopping street.
The trams are frequent and the main stops run along the promenade, which is a beautiful route to take at sunset.
The people are really nice
No, it’s not just a holiday glow, people are nice all year around! There is a strong sense of community spirit in Thornton Cleveleys with groups and events galore! There are clubs for everything you can think of, from gardening to music! If you’re not one for organised activities and just fancy a night out, there is great evening entertainment in Marine Hall and Thornton Little Theatre and of course, lots of trendy new cocktail bars popping up along the coastline.
The local area
With its neat hedgerows, golf courses and upmarket restaurants, the elegant Lytham St Annes has all the trappings of a wealthy Cheshire town. If you’re a golf fan, this town is just half an hour away from Thornton Cleveleys and is home to 4 golf clubs including, the “Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club” which one of the premier links courses in the World.
Just 15 minutes away from the heart of Thonton-Cleveleys is trendy Blackpool. Famed for its nightlife, with theatres and entertainment galore! From the notorious Grand Theatre, to the renowned Winter Gardens and of course the Opera House, Blackpool provides ample opportunity to enjoy musicals, plays, operas, pantomimes, stand-up comedy and concerts!
The Lakes are only an hour away from Thornton-Cleveleys, the area is well known for its fantastic trails and mountains and offers everything from short walks that are perfect for beginners to more demanding trails that are ideal for those seeking a challenge.
Royles Lodge is in the heart of Thornton-Cleveleys, near the famous Marsh Mill. This luxury retirement village could be your new home if you choose to extend your seaside holiday… permanently! Find out more about our retirement living community by giving us a call on 0800 999 1989.