Saturday, 12 December 2020

Tram rail on Cleveleys Beach

Tram rail and wooden board remaining from an old groyne on Cleveleys beach

Whilst going for a walk along the beach at Cleveleys the other day, I noticed a line of steel girders sticking out of the sand where an old wooden groyne used to be, most of the wooden boards have long since rotted away and a line of large boulders have replaced the old groyne. On closer inspection these turned out to be no ordinary steel girders, but sections of old tram rail driven deep into the sand.

A short section of tram rail sticking out of the sand
An end view of a barnacle encrusted piece of tram rail
Tram rail with Norbreck Castle Hotel visible in the distance
Tram rail along the alignment of the old groyne (now replaced by boulders)


  1. Hi there, I publish Visit Fylde Coast and I've been out to take a look at your finding. You might be interested in this short video that I made:

  2. Hi Chrissie, I follow your Visit Fylde Coast blog (as I live locally), thank you for producing this very interesting video and posting a link to my blog as well. I'm glad that the blog posting of the tram rail was of interest to you. Regards, Alan

  3. Glad you enjoyed it! I've done some more fishing which you might be interested in... find it here: (PS I'm Jane, Chrissie is my mum :-) )

    1. Hi Jane, Thanks for the link. Yes I too have discovered more tram rail on the beach during my walks over the last few weeks. Apparently it was used on groynes all up and down the Fylde coast, so there's probably a lot more of it to be found. I'll have to get out doing more walking at low tide. Alan