New Brighton (Wallasey) Beach

New Brighton Beach, in the north-east corner of the Wirral peninsula offers an attractive 3/4-mile stretch of golden sand.  In the summer months it is a popular destination for day-trippers. 

From the beach there are striking views over the Liverpool city skyline.  The beach is a good place to watch ships sailing out from the mouth of the Mersey estuary into the Irish Sea. 

Beyond the marine lake is the 19th century Grade II listed Perch Rock Fort, once part of the sea-defences system. Beyond the fort is the picturesque Perch Rock lighthouse.

Children visiting the beach will enjoy playing around the Black Pearl, a community-built driftwood boat.

The seaside resort of New Brighton has been popular since the mid-19th century.  It now features a £60 million leisure development - Marine Point, with shops, restaurants, theatre and cinema.

There have been occasional reports of walkers who walk far out on the wet sand at low tide getting into trouble with mud/quicksand.  It is therefore best to stay close to the main beach area.

At the time of writing there are no known dog restrictions on the beach, but there have been reports in local papers of possible plans to introduce restrictions.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dogs welcome all year round

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  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Diving & snorkelling
  • Good fishing
  • Jet-skiing
  • Kite surfing
  • Swimming/bathing


  • Slipway

Nearest town



CH45 3PZ

OS grid ref.

SJ 2856 9342


Parking is available at Bay View Drive by the Derby Pool Public House (aprox 200 spaces) or along King's Drive.

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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New Brighton (Wallasey) Beach Reviews

Granddaughter treat

May 06th 2021

Excellent afternoon building sandcastles abd paddling. Meant to picnic Harrison Drive area but weather turned very squally and wet.
Fabulous time
Clean beach.
No litter
Friendly people
5 star water quality
Blue flag beach
Marine conservation standard.


Feb 10th 2020

Great beach here the sand is clean and their is a pirate ship called the Black Pearl which is made out of driftwood and great for the kids to play on. water quality is good and I have been swimming here a few times last year plus fishing and caught a thorn backed ray

What did we get wrong?