The Beach Guide

Best beaches in Merseyside

Below are a list of the top 10 beaches in Merseyside as selected by the users of the Beach Guide website.

The current most popular beach in Merseyside is Moreton. If you would like to have your say on which are the best beaches in Merseyside just follow the link to the beach and vote by clicking the star ratings at the top right of the page.

  • Moreton Beach

    1. Moreton Beach

    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…

  • Blundellsands Beach

    2. Blundellsands Beach

    This wide open expanse of beach is located just north of Crosby, one of Mersyside's most affluent areas. Blundellsands beach is backed partly by a promenade and then dunes to the north.

    What Blundellsands is probably best known for though…

  • Victoria Road Beach (Formby)

    3. Victoria Road Beach (Formby)

    The lovely, rural beach at Victoria Road forms part of the vast expanse of sand which makes up Formby Beach. This wide, flat beach is backed by a large area of protected dunes and wooded much of which is a National Trust Reserve. This means the…

  • New Brighton (Wallasey) Beach

    4. New Brighton (Wallasey) Beach

    New Brighton Beach, in the north-west 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…

  • Formby Beach

    5. Formby Beach

    Formby beach is a spacious stretch of beach backed by extensive sand dunes giving it a much more rural feel than its neighbours. Beyond the dunes are sweeping coastal pinewoods which are home to the red squirrels. Considering its position between…

  • West Kirby Beach

    6. West Kirby Beach

    West Kirby is a clean and easily accessible sandy beach on the Wirral Peninsula, at the mouth of the River Dee. It offers fine views across the Dee Estuary and towards the hills of North Wales. The beach itself is relatively small at around 300…

  • Ainsdale Beach

    7. Ainsdale Beach

    Located between Southport and Formby, Ainsdale beach forms a part of this long wide sandy stretch. Generally regarded as the best beach in the area Ainsdale is the only beach in the North West of England to have ever been awarded a Blue Flag. These…

  • Southport Beach

    8. Southport Beach

    Although many would say Southport's heyday was in the Victorian era this traditional seaside resort is still one of the most popular in the UK. Much of this has been due to the array of annual events held here which pull in big crowds. However,…

  • Meols Beach

    9. Meols Beach

    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…

  • Mariners Road. Crosby Beach

    10. Mariners Road. Crosby Beach

    Parking is available at the UFO-like Crosby Leisure Centre, from which a path leads over the dunes to the southerly end of Crosby Beach. From here, a short walk up towards the River Alt estuary brings the visitor to a series of iron-cast male figures…