Starr Gate

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Starr Gate
Starr Gate is located in Blackpool
Starr Gate
Starr Gate
Location in Blackpool
Starr Gate is located in Lancashire
Starr Gate
Starr Gate
Location within Lancashire
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtFY4
AmbulanceNorth West
EU ParliamentNorth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
53°46′38″N 3°03′18″W / 53.777222°N 3.055°W / 53.777222; -3.055Coordinates: 53°46′38″N 3°03′18″W / 53.777222°N 3.055°W / 53.777222; -3.055

Starr Gate is in the South Shore district of Blackpool in the county of Lancashire, England. It is located at the southwest end of Blackpool on the Fylde coast, adjacent to the Squires Gate district of Blackpool.

The place is named after the spiky "Starr" grass which grows on the local sand hills to the south of Starr Gate.[citation needed] "Gate" ("Geat" in Old English language) means "Way", taken from the Old Norse "Gat" - an opening or passage.[citation needed]


Starr Gate is served by Squires Gate railway station on the Blackpool to Preston line. The southern terminal loop of the Blackpool Tramway is located at Starr Gate, along with the Starr Gate tram depot from which trams run up the coast into central Blackpool and to Fleetwood.

Starr Gate is also immediately adjacent to Blackpool International Airport.

In the late 1970s for a short period, a hovercraft provided a transport service to Southport.[citation needed] The service is hoped to be revived in the near future.[1]


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