4 Beaches to explore in Merseyside
Merseyside is a metropolitan and ceremonial county in North West England. Visit the home of British glass at the World of Glass museum in St Helens, a fascinating town also known for its rugby league heritage. See wild animals up close and personal at Knowsley Safari Park, take in Anthony Gormley’s unique art installation on Crosby Beach and visit Formby Point to see one of England’s last strongholds for red squirrels – go see before they disappear for good.
Crosby Beach is the beginning of the 22 mile Sefton Coastal Path. From the shore, visitors can enjoy views across the sea to Wirral and North Wales hills. The beach has been awarded the Quality Coast Award by Keep Britain Tidy. This is the place where you can see some of the finest sunsets in the country. The beach has been the permanent home of the Another Place sculptures by Antony Gormley since 2007.
Southport beach is a place where the sea and sand are in harmony with nature and the countryside. With long sandy beaches and a coastline that stretches 22 miles across Sefton, you can soak up the panoramic view of golden sands and admire the beauty of the coast. hosts various events, including an annual air show on and over the beach. There is a promenade above the beach and a pier to the north of the bathing water.
A popular bathing beach at the eastern end of the North Wirral Coastal Park and next to the Derby Pool Harvester Bar and Grill. It is an ideal place to enjoy the crispness of the waves. Spot windsurfers and kite surfers flying along the breaks, as if being picked up by the air and made to dance.
West Kirby is a clean and easily accessible sandy beach on the Wirral Peninsula, at the mouth of the River Dee. This busy little beach is only 300 metres long but it lies between a kilometre of sand dunes and a further 2 kilometres of vast sand flats exposed at low water towards Hoylake and the popular marine lake. It is a hot spot for watersports on Wirral, with sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and more taking place in the Marine Lake.