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Written by Robert Clarke - 02 Aug 2007
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Location notes
Totally different to Blackpool Pleasure beach (national Rail), this station, serving the large fun park in south Blackpool, is on the Blackpool and Fleetwood Tramway.
Railway type and traffic
Trams of the Blackpool and Fleetwood tramway, in both Driver only and crew operated mode, in both double and single deck form, and in fleet liver, or advertising liveries. Some trams carry on to Starr Gate, others terminate here, and use the turning circle to run round for their next journey.
Environment
This is an exposed bit of Blackpool (well, the whole prom is!), and as such, on a windy day, it can be very chilly. The area is popular, especially as the illuminations stretch up here, and you also have the south pier close by, along with the Sandcastle swimming complex.
Road directions
Blackpool Pleasure beach is well signposted once in Blackpool. It will be on tourist signs with white lettering on a brown background.

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Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Tramway map co-ordinates
Parking
Chargeable parking is available in the area. Parking is not permitted on the Promenade.
Public transport
Take the tram to Blackpool Pleasure Beach! Metro coastlines bus rote 2 stops at South Pier, which is a short walk away. The driver will advise on directions to the tram stop. For times, go to Metrocoast Lines.
The nearest train station is Blackpool Pleasure Beach. From there, walk to the promenade, turn right, and head along. You will soon see the turning circle, and recognize the pleasure beach. Give yourself about 10 minutes to walk it. Train info is available on either the National Rail or Northern Rail websites.

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Amenities
Admission to the pleasure beach is free, where you can get food, drink, and toilets. Central Blackpool is a bus or tram ride away.
Accommodation
Try Visit Blackpool.com for details.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Tramway

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Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Tramway general view map
Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Tramway close up map

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Photographic notes
You may get people blocking your shot, so be aware of this.
Video noise may be disturbed by traffic noise, and noises from the rides.


General views - All photographs © Robert Clarke unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking west


Fig 1 - Looking west


Fig 2 - Looking east


Fig 2 - Looking east


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