Year of the Coast
2017, The Year of Sefton’s Coast, is a celebration of our beautiful coastline and all it has to offer to both residents and visitors to Southport and Sefton.
Our coastline stretches for 22 miles along the North West. Rolling sand dunes, natural woodland, and excellent beaches and expansive views mean there is so much to explore and enjoy for the whole family.
Nestled on the estuary, the Sefton Coast is a great place to escape and enjoy the outdoor life.
Discover a fantastic amount of wildlife, plants and animals; including one of the largest concentrations of the Natterjack Toads.
Delve further to discover our shipwrecks and prehistoric footprints which were trapped for thousands of years in sediment beds.
The maritime history of Liverpool Bay means that Sefton overlooks some of the greatest trade routes in the world, and they continue to bring new ideas, business and diversity to our doorstep just as they have for hundreds of years.
Crosby beach has played host to Antony Gormley’s ‘Another Place’ installation since 2005 which is the biggest open air art gallery in the country and attracts visitors young and old, amateur or professional from around the world. Plus when you visit you can see how the community interact with them, often dressing them seasonally or in their favourite football colours!
We also have extensive walking and cycling routes that allow you to travel around the coast discovering different things on each route.
This coastline really is a source of inspiration for an active, inquiring and fun-loving population and we are proud of it.
Whether it is riding your bike, hiking through the dunes, exploring woodland or walking the dog – we want you to enjoy the beautiful coastline here in Sefton.
Discover and explore it as much as we do!
For further information, events and regular blog updates, please visit www.seftoncoast.co.uk.