Beach breaks in Merseyside

The Merseyside coastline is regarded as one of the most fascinating and diverse in the country, with a history known worldwide. There are many attractions here, such as the Albert Dock and the beach statues in Crosby, while the coastal nature reserves spread a hundred miles down this coast.

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This National Trust certified beach stretches miles along the coast of Formby, near Liverpool. The area around the beach is perfect for walking, with high sand dunes making for excellent views across the Irish Sea, and even the mountains of Cumbria under a clear sky. Rapid coastal erosion occurs at this site, often washing away dirt and revealing prehistoric mud with human and animal footprints, making it a spot perfect for any keen archaeologists. As well as this, the dune slacks are popular for being the habitat of many different varieties of creatures, ranging from the toad to moths and butterflies. This relaxed sandy beach is popular among families, with a large car park, picnic areas and paths leading all around the area for exploration. Low tide reveals miles of width on the beach perfect for relaxing on the shore.

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New Brighton (Wallasey) Beach

Running between Liverpool and the Wirral peninsula sits the New Brighton Beach, popular for seaside entertainment and gorgeous views of the Liverpool docks. This sandy beach is perfect for a picnic and sandcastles on the beach, as well sports such as kayaking, jet-skiing and swimming. You may also spot boats and ships travelling down the estuary, as the river is home to Port Elizabeth, a trading port between England and Ireland. Families visiting the area can enjoy beachside entertainment, such as the Black Pearl ship, a ship play area just a short walk away. If you’re visiting for a day out, why not venture into Marine Point, with plenty of entertainment such as shops, restaurants, theatres and cinemas. Or if you’re looking to spend the whole day by the beach, why not visit the Adventureland Indoor play area, just a 30-second walk from the sand.

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Southport Beach

This stunning beach lies just to the North on the coast of Liverpool, with a gorgeous resort town. With a stone promenade perfect to sit down on during high tide and muggy marsh sand at low tide, this beach is perfect for you if you’re looking to experience stunning views and crystal waters. With a plentiful car park nearby and toilet facilities, this beach’s promenade is perfect for a stroll with the family. If you’re looking for something a bit more exciting, why not try a walk down the Southport Pier Pavilion for a spot of ice cream and tea. Or if you’re looking for thrills, why not try Southport Pleasureland, with over 100 rides suitable for all ages.

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