Coordinates: 53°52′52″N 3°02′24″W / 53.881°N 3.040°W / 53.881; -3.040

Cleveleys is located in Lancashire

 Cleveleys shown within Lancashire
OS grid reference SD317433
District Wyre
Shire county Lancashire
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district FY5
Dialling code 01253
Police Lancashire
Fire Lancashire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Blackpool North and Cleveleys
List of places: UK • England • Lancashire

Cleveleys (with its neighbouring village of Thornton, collectively known as Thornton-Cleveleys) is a town on the Fylde Coast of Lancashire, England, about 4 miles north of Blackpool and 2 miles south of Fleetwood. It is part of the Borough of Wyre.



At the start of World War II, several departments of the Ministry of Pensions, the Ministry of Education and the Board of Trade were moved to the Cleveleys area. Some were housed in the Rossall School briefly. An extensive site was developed for the Ministry of Pensions in the Norcross section of Carleton and all the government departments moved out in 1940.

Cleveleys is the hometown of published author Malcolm Brocklehurst. His works include 'The Secret history of Christianity'2008 and 'The House of cavendish~Outroads' 2010

On 1 February 2008, the MS Riverdance ferry, while undertaking a regular sailing from Northern Ireland to Heysham under severe stormy conditions, ran aground on the beach, close to the boundary with Blackpool.[1]

Victoria Road, Cleveleys


Cleveleys is well served by Blackpool Transport, who serve the town with regular bus services. Services 1, 3, 4, 7, 9 and 16 all serve the town centre, all of which have regular frequencies of up to ten minutes maximum. Bus services operate to Bispham, Blackpool town centre, Mereside, Lytham, Bispham and Fleetwood.

Stagecoach North West routes 74, 84 and 86 also serve Cleveleys.

Cleveleys is also served by the Blackpool Tramway, although currently as of August 2011 the tramway has temporarily been terminated at Little Bispham as a result of engineering work. The tramway is expected to re-open back at Cleveleys towards Christmas 2011. The tramway runs from Starr Gate in Blackpool, to the Pleasure Beach, through landmarks in Blackpool, Bispham, Cleveleys, Thornton and Fleetwood.

The nearest railway station to Cleveleys is in Poulton-le-Fylde, 312 miles away.


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