|From:||Great Marton, Blackpool (SD326347)|
|Distance:||9.4 miles (15.1 km)|
|Meets:||A583, B5266, A586, B5265, B5124, B5258, A584, B5412, B5409, A585|
|Former Number(s):||B5264, A585|
|Old route now:||A586, B5124|
|Route outline (key)|
The A587 is a north-south road at the western end of the Fylde, used as a eastern bypass of sorts to avoid the excesses of Blackpool seafront.
Great Marton - Fleetwood
The road starts at a large junction on the A583 locally known as Oxford circle after a nearby pub. It runs through Stanley Park, past the zoo and mental wards of the local hospital (maybe not the best neighbours!), onto a short stretch of D2 past a local council estate joining the A586 at a roundabout.
The A587 then travels north through the suburbs of Bispham onto the cliffs where the A584 meets it and into the centre of Cleveleys. It is here where very unusual things happen. The road splits into two with the Blackpool to Fleetwood tram lines in the middle, keep your eyes out when crossing as not all of the side roads are light controlled! And don't be spooked at night if a train comes towards you!
The road continues up through more seaside suburbs past a little bit of grass left in this area and onto Fleetwood town centre. The road takes a roundabout route through town and ends on the A585 opposite the port.
Original Author(s): Norfolktolancashire
In 1922 the A587 began on the A584 on the sea front by the North Pier. It followed the route of the current A586 out to Queenstown and then followed the B5124 to gain its current route north through Cleveleys. It ended on the A585 well to the south of Fleetwood but was extended north in the 1920s. The Blackpool eastern bypass came much later.