St Anne’s Pier is a Victorian era pleasure pier in the English seaside resort of St Anne’s-on-the-Sea, Lancashire and offers a wonder day out for strolling the peace and quiet of the surrounding area.
Designed by A.Dowson, the Pier lies on the estuary of the River Ribble a mere 5.5 miles from Blackpool Town Center and 8 miles from the New Kent Hotel Blackpool. Completed in 1885 the it was one of the earliest public buildings in St Anne’s. Originally intending to be a ‘sedate promenading venue’ for the resort’s visitors, the pier had a variety of attractions added later.
Furthermore following work carried out on the estuary channels (to improve the access to Preston Docks) this result of the changes made left the pier on dry land. This ended its steamer services to Blackpool and Liverpool.
Today the pier is one of the major attractions on the Lancashire coast. The Pier is around 25 minutes drive from the center of Blackpool with a clear run. (Times will be longer during the peak season.) There is ample free parking at the location so driving there is OK. It is a great day out to see the wonderful beach and walk the pier. St Anne’s town center is close by and offers a selection of fish & chips and local cafes. There is a Costa Coffee and a Marks and Spencer express shop for .
Offering a selection of teas, coffees and desserts as a staple menu offering the Cafe is open everyday. (between 09:30 – 16:00) The menu offers a selection of kids meals, quick bites, small plates during breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Even if you are just visiting Blackpool for the day, a trip to St. Anne’s is a must!