Fairhaven Lake is one of the borough's most popular attractions. Nestled between Lytham and St Anne's, a salt water lake, positioned directly on the coast next to Granny's Bay and Stanner Bank. This picturesque stretch of coastline is lined with well tended lawns, a boating lake and pretty parks. The rolling sand dunes of St Annes-on-Sea and the Ribble Estuary adjacent to Lytham make a safe haven for more than 250,000 migrating birds that flock here in winter. Blackpool Tower is one of the most famous landmarks in the country standing at 518 feet at the top of the flagstaff. The Tower took nearly 3 years to build and opened on Whit Monday 1894. Many of the original attractions are as popular today as they ever were, such as the ballroom and the lift to the top.