Have some fun in the sun at the beach

These are 9 of the best and cleanest beaches in Lancashire - or less than an hour away by car

With summer on the way, a trip to the beach is a must and there are plenty of fine ones to choose from in and around Lancashire.

In fact they’re so good, beaches at Blackpool, Morecambe, Fleetwood and Cleveleys have all been honoured in this year’s Seaside Awards, organised by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.

More details on Blackpool here

More details on Morecambe here

More details on Fleetwood and Cleveleys here

So fish out your bucket and spade, blow up your dinghy and dust off the sun cream!

Here are nine of the best beaches to visit for a sunny day out ...

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