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Meols lies on the Wirral Peninsula, between Hoylake and Wallasey, just off the A553. At low tide the small stretch of shingle beach here becomes a wide expanse of sand and mudflats.
Sandbuggying and horse riding are popular here, and in the winter months this can be a good place to go birdwatching.
From the shoreline there are views out into Liverpool Bay, and the beach can get some lovely sunsets.
The 4-mile long North Wirral Coastal Park runs from Meols Dove Point to the King's Parade at New Brighton. The park, which is The Wirral's largest park area, provides a good open space, with acres of dunes, common land and foreshore. It is popular with cyclists, joggers and picnickers.