Beaches in Wallasey, Merseyside

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The beach guide has 8 beaches listed in and around the town of Wallasey. We have arranged these beaches in order of closest to the town first (distance in brackets).

  • New Brighton (Wallasey) Beach (1.4 miles)

    New Brighton (Wallasey) © Graham Robson | BY-SA

    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…

  • Leasowe Bay (2 miles)

    Leasowe Bay © Jeff Buck | BY-SA

    Set at the northern end of the Wirral Peninsula,  Leasowe Bay is a wide, clean sandy beach. Backed by low-lying sand dunes and a hay meadow, the beach has a surprisingly wild feel. There are very little in way of facilities.

    Running along the length of the beach is a wide path and there are…

  • Mariners Road. Crosby Beach (3.9 miles)

    Mariners Road. Crosby © Humphrey Bolton | BY-SA

    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 each staring out to sea.

    This is the "Another Place"…

  • Crosby (Hall Road West) Beach (4.2 miles)

    Crosby (Hall Road West) © Timhill

    This wide, sandy beach, backed by low dunes is popular with walkers, bird watchers and art lovers.

    Possibly the most striking feature here is the "Another Place" art installation by renowned artist Antony Gormley (best known for his Angel of the North).  100 life-sized cast iron figures, all staring out to sea were built…

  • Blundellsands Beach (4.3 miles)

    Blundellsands © John Darch | BY-SA

    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 are the life-size cast iron sculptures of several men set just beyond the tide line.…

  • Moreton Beach (3 miles)

    Moreton © Steve Daniels | BY-SA

    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…

  • Hightown Beach (6.9 miles)

    Hightown © Sue Adair | BY-SA

    The small town of Hightown lies on the Formby coastline between Liverpool and Southport. The undeveloped area of sand and shingle beach, backed by an extensive system of dunes, between Blundellsands and the River Alt estuary is used by ramblers and dog walkers. There are no dog restrictions and the Sefton Coastal Path passes the…

  • Thurstaston Beach (7.3 miles)

    Thurstaston Beach © Tim Dutton

    Thurstaston Beach sits on the sandy shoreline of the Dee Estuary looking out over the water to Wales and the Clwydian Hills. Sitting at the foot of clay cliffs this sand and shingle beach is wonderfully unspoilt.

    Swimming at Thurstaston is not recommended, in fact there are signs up to warn against it. Neighbouring West…

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