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Beaches


Time to enjoy the great outdoors

Nestled amongst the sand and the dunes is an amazing mix of wildlife and nature, including many rare and interesting species.

Starting at Southport beach, Marshside RSPB is a haven for bird watchers; there are two hides, a viewing platform and three viewing screens. In the summer spot nesting birds like avocets and lapwings and in the winter the skies will be filled with pink footed geese and wigeons.

Along to the wildlife haven in Southport, the Queens Jubilee Nature Trail where the oldest of the dunes are now covered in willow scrub and are home to different orchids and wildlife.

Delve further in to the shipwrecks and prehistoric footprints which lay trapped for thousands of years in sediment beds and Antony Gormley’s ‘Another Place’ installation on Crosby beach which offers the biggest open air art gallery in the country.


Time to escape

Take a walk along the oldest iron pier in the country where at the end you will see nothing but coastal views for miles that will literally take your breath away.

Climb through the dramatic dunes at Formby to be met with the most beautiful beach surrounded by sweeping pine woods and the famous red squirrel.

With 22 miles of coast to explore, whether it is walking the dog, going to an early morning run or walking along the beach, there is plenty of open space to do that.


Time for fun

Ainsdale beach is a haven for extreme kite activities. Imagine time with the family having fun with a kite buggy or landboard in the sea.

Formby beach is ideal for paddling in the sea and on the hottest of days the beach is full of families enjoying the wide open space, playing beach ball, exploring the dunes and relaxing.

The coast is an ideal place to get away from it all and we have plenty of coast to enjoy and dunes to explore.

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  1. Image: Ron Davies

    Add 'Another Place' by Antony Gormley to your Itinerary

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    'Another Place' by Antony Gormley

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    Sightseeing

    Liverpool

    Spectacular sculptures by Angel of the North artist Antony Gormley, Another Place consists of 100 cast-iron, life-size figures spread out along Crosby Beach.

  2. Southport Pier

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    Southport Pier

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    Southport

    Not ony does Southport have 22 miles of coast it also boasts a Grade II listed pier on Southport Beach.

  3. Dune Path, Ainsdale National Nature Reserve

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    Ainsdale Sand Dunes National Nature Reserve

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    Ainsdale, Southport

    Ainsdale Sand Dunes National Nature Reserve is a 508-hectare site comprising rare dunes, beach and woodland habitats.

  4. Red Squirrel

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    Formby Red Squirrel Reserve

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    Formby

    Large area of beach, sand dunes and pine woods which is part of the National Trust owned nature reserve.

  5. Formby Beach

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    Formby Beach

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    Formby

    Formby Beach is ideal for families, with a large car park, picnic areas and waymarked paths to the beach, dunes and woods.

  6. Ainsdale Beach

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    Ainsdale Beach

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    Ainsdale

    Ainsdale Beach is now recognised as one of the premier beaches in the UK for extreme kite activities, with zones set aside for kite buggy and landboard use and kitesurfing taking place on the sea.

  7. Ainsdale & Birkdale Sandhills Local Nature Reserve

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    Ainsdale and Birkdale Sandhills Local Nature Reserve

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    Ainsdale

    The Ainsdale & Birkdale Sandhills Local Nature Reserve includes the stunning Ainsdale Hills, Birkdale Hills, Frontals, Sands Lake, Velvet Trail and Birkdale Beach.

  8. Crosby Beach, with a Another Place statue

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    Crosby Beach

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    Planning on visiting Crosby Beach?...If so, you have come to the right place!...Click here to find out the latest Crosby Beach information and recommendations!

  9. Southport Beach

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    Southport Beach

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    Southport

    Southport beach is the ideal antidote to the hustle and bustle of the town centre, wide spaces, coastal views and the oldest iron pier.