Lancashire Wildlife Trust's Living Seas team creating new sand dunes in Lytham

World Habitat Day - Creating Sand Dunes

Location: North Beach Car Park, St Annes, Clifton Drive North, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, FY8 2TR
For 'World Habitat Day' we'll be out erecting fencing and planting marram grass on the sand dunes at North Beach, St Anne's.

Event details

Meeting point

North Beach Car Park, Clifton Drive North, St Anne's, FY8 2TR


10am - 12pm
A static map of World Habitat Day - Creating Sand Dunes

About the event

Porous structures such as chestnut paling fencing helpĀ to build new dunes by slowing wind velocity and encouraging sand particles to deposit around the barrier. In this way we can trap wind-blown sand and widen the dunes towards the sea, creating new dune habitat. Vegetation such as marram grass helps to bind sand particles and anchor them in place, so less is blown away from the dunes, helping to create embryo dunes.

We'll provide all necessary equipment, just wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Please book a ticket before attending the event so we know how many people to expect.

Please note: There are currently no toilets available at this location, so please use the facilities elsewhere before attending.



Free event, but please book a ticket

Suggested donation

Kind donations welcome

Additional booking information

No need to book

Suitable for

Adults, Experts, Beginners

Know before you go


Under effective control


Not suitable for those with limited mobility

Wheelchair access

Not accessible for wheelchair users

What to bring

Warm clothing and waterproofs (weather dependent), and suitable footwear

Parking information

Pay and display car park available at North Beach Car Park, Clifton Drive North, St Anne's, FY8 2TR

Contact us

Jessica Newman
Contact number: 07860 954290
Contact email: