For the majority of visitors to town by car, there are three main ways in which you can approach Lytham.
Along the promenade from Blackpool.
Just drive in a straight line along the promenade road from Squires Gate at the southern end of Blackpool. You can continue to hug the coast as you pass through St Annes, or continue along the main road which runs parallel to the coast, either way you will eventually come to Lytham Green. North Pier at Blackpool to Clifton Street at Lytham is about a half an hour drive (depending on the traffic and time of year), almost 9 miles.
From the M55 main motorway network.
The quickest way is from junction 4 of the M55. Head west at the exit, take the first exit at the roundabout onto the A583/Preston New Road, go through one roundabout. Turn right onto Whitehill Road, take the first left onto Peel Road, turn right onto Ballam Road, go through one roundabout, then turn left onto Clifton Street where you have reached the town centre. This route is 4.5 miles, just over 10 minutes
Follow the M55 to its end and it brings you to a main roundabout with a large stainless steel statue of a family enjoying a slide. Here, you can turn left along a main bypass road which is the A5230/Progress Way. You can turn left at the main junction sign posted for the A5261/Lytham and follow the signs – this takes you through the countryside roads and you will reach the town at the end of the main shopping street. It’s about 15 minutes along this route, and just short of 6 miles.
Or you can continue along Progress Way without taking the left turn onto the A5261, which becomes Squires Gate Lane, until you get to the coast. Turn left and follow the roads through St Annes and/or along the sea front, until you reach Lytham Green and the windmill on the seafront. This is a longer route, about 25 minutes and just over 8 miles.
Lytham can also be approached from the A583 and Preston/Kirkham and Wesham. Turn off the A583/Blackpool Road onto the A584/Preston New Road, and follow the main road through Freckleton and Warton until you reach Lytham Green from the south, with the sea on your left. From the junction of the A583/584 it’s a 7 mile route to Lytham, taking just under 20 minutes.
At Lytham there is plenty of on-street parking in and around the shopping area.
There are Pay and Display car parks on Lytham Green, which is just a very short walk back to the town centre. Directly behind the main shopping street is another Pay and Display car park.
Turn left at the small roundabout at the windmill and the road brings you straight to the new Booths supermarket and Stringers Home Store, where you’ll find free parking for users of the two stores.
On-street parking at Lytham
Booths car park
Pay and Display Car Park