Blackpool Warnings and Dangers
Blackpool is a seaside resort area in Lancashire area known for its ride-intensive amusement park. Have fun, and stay safe!
Don’t Get Robbed
As with any large town or city, when there are a lot of people all in one place, usually with their guard down as they’re on holiday, pickpockets and handbag snatchers abound. Don’t take ALL your money with you. If your hotel has a safe deposit box or safe – use it. LADIES – beware of bag snatchers, even in daytime. Use handbags as decorative items, but keep your money and credit cards elsewhere.
If you are driving around blackpool in your own car then watch out for drunk people. It might be better to take the bus everywhere because you can sit and relax and know you aren’t going to hit anybody.
In the winter it can get very windy and whip up a vicious sand storm on the promenade, just like in a desert. Some sort of protection for your eyes is a good as the sand can be quite sore and blinding if it gets in them. Also try not to get sand in things like cameras and radios as it can be very damaging and costly.
The water at Blackpool can be very dangerous in bad weather so be careful, even if water looks calm. The waves often crash over the sea wall and have been known to claim lives.
The Big One
Do NOT go on the big roller coaster after drinking beer and eating ice cream – you will be sorry.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about warnings and dangers in Blackpool.