Just down the road from Blackpool

PICT0042I live in a small town just down the road from Blackpool.  When I first moved here the image of Blackpool I had assured me that I would never visit it,  but over the years I have gradually mellowed and now find that like almost everywhere Blackpool has a plus side, for example:

  • Its regenerated promenade is a great place for a walk, and even better for scooters and cycling
  • It has a wonderful beach, very clean and with lots of undulations that capture the water and make it great for beach games
  • To the east of Blackpool the beach is effectively deserted
  • The centre of Blackpool has a good selection of bookshops and some pretty good places to eat
  • The central promenade is undergoing a £60M regeneration which is really interesting to watch if you like large scale civil engineering projects
  • When the promenade is full regenerated it promises to look really goodPICT0005
  • I can walk from where I live to the centre of Blackpool along the beach and it takes about 3 hours for the round trip
  • You can have some great fun in the amusement arcades, and there are loads of games for kids (and adults) of all ages if you don’t like to gamble
  • It has some good events (the picture is of some of the kids watching a carnival
  • It has some great firework displays
  • It looks better at night

Steve Richards

I'm retired from work as a business and IT strategist. now I'm travelling, hiking, cycling, swimming, reading, gardening, learning, writing this blog and generally enjoying good times with friends and family

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