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5 Beaches Less Than A Hour From Liverpool

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If you are planning on staying in the UK this Summer then do not fear as you can still have all the fun you would abroad especially if the weather is kind to us. The UK has lots of holiday choices and if you are looking to head to the beach this Summer here are our favourites less than a hour away from Liverpool.

Crosby beach at sunset

Crosby Beach
Hall Road, Blundellsands, Liverpool L23 8SY

Crosby beach is ideal for those who like to enjoy the feel of sand between their toes and breathe in the sea air. Located just 6 miles from Liverpool City Centre, Crosby beach is a popular choice by all ages. 

The beach itself boasts the iconic sculptures, The Iron Men. Another Place by Antony Gormley, the Iron Men statues are dotted around the beach looking out over the River Mersey. 

The beach can be reached by car and public transport with a car park close by and Waterloo train station just a 10 minute walk away. 

There is a children's play area, marina lake and a newly revamped Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre. 

formby beach


Formby Beach
Formby, Liverpool L37 1YD

The Sefton Coastal path is very popular for long seaside walks which lead over the dunes and on to Formby beach. The huge stretch of sand is extremely popular all year round. Whether you fancy a relaxing hour away from the hustle and bustle, a paddle in the sea or a day of beach fun with the kids Formby beach is a great choice. 

The beach can also be accessed via the National Trust, Formby. Available to both members and non members you can access woodland walks, picnic areas and public toilets. Please note a car parking fee is applicable to non members. 

Freshfield train station is 1.2 miles away and a 20 minutes walk.

Southport Beach on a windy day
Southport Beach
Southport, PR8 1SB

Southport beach is hard to beat. The seaside resort has everything you need to spend a full day out. The beach itself is huge so you will always find a space to put up you deckchair and set yourself up for the day. Cars are usually allowed on the beach too so if you don't fancy walking too far you can also drive to the perfect spot. 

Southport Pier extends out across the beach overlooking the Irish sea. The pier is Britains longest pier which you can walk along and enjoy an ice cream and arcade games at the end. You can also take the tram for those who don't fancy the walk. 

Other highlights are a small theme park, marina lake, children's adventure play area close by and lots of high street shops.

Southport beach can be reached by car or is a 20 minute walk from Southport train station.

New brighton beach and the lighthouse

New Brighton Beach
Ian Fraser Walk, New Brighton, Wallasey CH45 2NW

The promenade sits beside approx 3 miles of sand overlooking the Liverpool port. New Brighton beach is very popular amongst the locals on warmer days and after the resorts £60 million makeover it is attracting lots of tourists now too. 

You will also find some landmarks dotted around the beach including the Lighthouse, Perch Rock and The Black Pearl pirate ship Art Installation

The promenade also boasts hotels, cinema, restaurants, a marina lake, shops and an amusement arcade. 

New Brighton beach can be reached by car with lots of car parking options available or by train to New Brighton Train Station. The beach is just a 10 minute walk from the station.

west kirkby beach


West Kirby Beach
South Parade, West Kirby, Merseyside, CH48 0QG

West Kirby Beach may only be small at just 300 metres long but it is very popular during the Summer months as it sits just between 1km of sand dunes and a further 2km of sand flats which can be seen when at low tide. These head towards Hoylake and it's impressive marine lake. 

Paddling and watersports is also a popular choice here as the water is usually clean and safe. 

Hilbre Island Local Nature Reserve is located a km off shore and accessible on foot at low tide. 

West Kirby Beach can be reached by car with both free and payable parking available within the area and West Kirby train station is just a 5 minute walk away. 

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