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
Dogs friendly beach?
Dogs welcome all year round
- Diving & snorkelling
- Good fishing
- Kite surfing
- Disabled facilities
- First aid point
- Lost child centre
- Pub nearby
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.
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New Brighton (Wallasey) Beach Reviews
GarryFeb 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
JoannaMay 06th 2021
Excellent afternoon building sandcastles abd paddling. Meant to picnic Harrison Drive area but weather turned very squally and wet.
5 star water quality
Blue flag beach
Marine conservation standard.
BillyAug 01st 2023
This is fantastic place to hide a body. Nice dunes away from the bizzies. Dark and quiet at night.
Best beach for swimming in the North West
Martin HarrisonDec 28th 2022
This is a really nice functional Sandy beach. The beach to the left of the fort is the premier spot with views out to sea. If the tide is far out, the beach to the right of the fort is great too, and gives closer access to the sea. Don’t be put off by views across to the Mersey Docks. The sand is great and watching the ships entering the Mersey is fun. New Brighton gives a closeness to the Sea that Southport and Blackpool don’t afford. Not the prettiest beach, but our go to family beach on a hot day. Easy to reach from Manchester and North West via the Mersey Tunnel.