Continent
Europe
Country
England (UK)
Next Big City
Manchester
Next Town
Blackpool
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Rooms, Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop, Small wave
Hazards:
Animals, Currents, Shells
Quality:
Cloudy
Best Tide:
High tide, Coming tide, Falling tide

At South Shore on a low better as at St. Annes, as the tide comes closer to the shore, and this is the popular (and suggested) launching spot for local kitesurfers.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Big
Hazards:
Bystanders
Beach Users:
April, May, June, July, August

Just sand, from smooth as glass to deep soft sand depending on wind and tides.

Weather

Spring:
Normal, Thick
Summer:
Shorty, Normal
Fall:
Normal, Thick
Winter:
Thick

Cold water, drysuit or thick wetsuit needed.

Wind

Best Months:
March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Wind Type:
Frontal
Best Direction:
N, ENE, E, SW, WSW, W, WNW, NW, NNW
Main Direction:
WSW, W, WNW, NW

The wind is onshore or sideonshore 90% of the time. Offshore can be good but varies a lot. From 5-50+mph possible, but usually a nice medium 15-25 knots.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

Get on the M6, aim for Blackpool. When you hit the water, turn left and drive south to South Shore and look for kites in the air.

Extra information

Rules
No information

Nightlife

Good nightlife and cheap hotels in Blackpool. Pretty ladies in St Annes and Lytham.