Moreton Beach

  • Moreton Beach - Merseyside
    © Steve Daniels and licensed for reuse under this Licence
  • Moreton Beach - Merseyside
    © John Allan and licensed for reuse under this Licence
  • Moreton Beach - Merseyside
    © Steve Daniels and licensed for reuse under this Licence
  • Moreton Beach - Merseyside
    © William Starkey and licensed for reuse under this 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.  Sand-buggying 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


    Lifeguard service


    Dogs friendly beach?

    Dogs allowed

    No dog restrictions.

    Merseyside dog friendly beaches »


    • Swimming/bathing


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

    Nearest town



    CH46 3SY

    OS grid ref.

    SJ 2581 9172


    Parking is available close to the beach.

    Water quality

    Water quality star rating


    Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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    Moreton Beach Reviews

    Great place for dog walking

    Dave Mc
    Sep 14th 2020

    Great walks along the beach or in the dunes. Places to sit at regular intervals along the way for those of us who are less energetic than we used to be


    David Forrester
    Oct 31st 2020

    When I was young my mum use to take my brother and sister and I to this beach all the time. Mum would make us go and get cockles so she could take them to the pub that night. She made it seem a like it was a game and I remember enjoying it so much. It was a lovely lime and it is a beautiful beach
    Thanks mum x

    Moreton Beach

    Dec 06th 2022

    In summer when the tide out you could be anywhere on earth.
    Spectacular beach, with proper sand, not imported like when abroad. But, unlike the description there are NO donkey rides on this beach!

    Great memories

    David Blinkhorn
    Dec 20th 2020

    Not been here since 50.s my dad and uncle took us there from Birkenhead on bus.dropped us off walked grassy path to beach.vomjng from london.the beach was fantastic.always sturn warning from parents about fast tides.