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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. "Gate" ("Geat" in Old English language) means "Way", taken from the Old Norse "Gat" - an opening or passage.
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.
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