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Moreton Beach - Merseyside

© Steve Daniels and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

Moreton lies on the Wirral Peninsula, about 2.5 miles west of New Brighton. At high tide the beach, which has some interesting, concrete sea defences, is mainly shingle, but when the tide is out, a vast area of wet sand becomes exposed. Anyone venturing far out onto the sandbanks needs to keep an eye on the tides though as they can come in very quickly here.

During the summer months the beach is quite popular with bathers. The water quality is generally good and during peak times the beach is patrolled by RNLI lifeguards. Sandbuggying and horse riding are also popular here.

Behind the beach is a sea wall with a paved pathway, used by cyclists. Leasowe Common, part of The North Wirral Coastal Park lies adjacent to the beach. As well as being a good spot for a picnic in summer, this area is popular with birdwatchers during the winter months.

Toilets, a shop and a café can be found close to the beach and there are more extensive facilities to be found in nearby New Brighton.

Type of beach

Sandy

Lifeguard service

No

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

No dog restrictions.

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Activities

  • Donkey rides
  • Swimming/bathing

Facilities

  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Shop
  • Pub nearby
  • Picnic area

Nearest town

Wallasey

Postcode

CH46 3SY

OS grid ref.

SJ 2581 9172

Water quality

Water quality star rating

Awards

Marine Conservation Society Recommended