A young girl mud dipping with a net on St Anne's beach in Lytham

Mud Dipping

Location: Beach Cafe Fylde, South Promenade, Lytham St Anne’s, Lancashire, FY8 1NW
Join us on St Anne's beach as we discover the mysterious creatures living within the mud of the Ribble Estuary!

Event details

Meeting point

Meet us on the beach at the bottom of the slipway to the left-hand side of the car park (if you're facing the sea). Look for our flag!


10am - 12pm
A static map of Mud Dipping

About the event

We'll be digging around to find all sorts of hidden animals such as worms, shrimps, snails and fascinating tellin shells, which can bury themselves with a giant foot!

You don't need to be an expert as there'll be plenty of ID guides to help you learn about your finds. Please remember to wear wellies or old shoes and prepare to get muddy!

Our Mud Dipping events are really popular so please do book a place to avoid disappointment.


Phone number

07860 954290


Free event

Suggested donation

Kind donations welcome

Suitable for

Families, Children, Adults, Experts, Beginners

Know before you go


Under effective control


Not suitable for those with limited mobility

Wheelchair access


What to bring

Wellies or old shoes that you don't mind getting muddy

Parking information

Pay and display parking available at Fairhaven Road Car Park (NOT located at Fairhaven - it's the car park that contains Beach Cafe, Fylde). Address: Fairhaven Road Car Park, Inner Promenade, St Anne's, FY8 1NW

Bicycle parking

Available next to Beach Cafe


Picnic area
Disabled toilet
Baby changing facilities

Contact us

Amy Pennington
Contact number: 07860 954290