Beaches near Liverpool

We’re technically in the height of Summer so while school’s out and we wish for some summer sun, head to one of the beaches near Liverpool for a fun-filled family day out. Here are some of our favourites, but if you know of a hidden gem, do let us know!

Formby Beach

Sandy toes and happy faces. That’s our summary of Formby Beach. A beach that stretches for miles, there are plenty of places to settle down or pull out a picnic or you can head to the top of the sand dunes to see the views of The River Mersey – you can even see Mount Snowdon on a clear day. It’s free to walk on the beach but the car park costs around £6.

Crosby Beach

100 life-sized cast iron statues call Crosby Beach their home. Created by Anthony Gormley, this installation is titled ‘Another Place’. The statues are impressive but teamed with the beach, plus nearby Crosby Coastal Park, you have the perfect day planned. Car parking is limited and available on nearby roads.

Meols Beach

Between Holylake and Wallasey, lies Meols Beach. When the tide goes out, the small stretch expands to a wide area of sand and mudflats. Horse riding and sand-buggying are popular at certain times of the year, as is coastal bird watching. Free to visit, make sure you take your binoculars!

New Brighton Beach

The traditional seaside experience at one of the most popular Wirral beaches. Look out across The Mersey to see Liverpool’s iconic skyline and visit The New Brighton Lighthouse, one of the most treasured destinations. Whether you want to stroll along the promenade, indulge in fish and chips or enjoy ice cream on the sea front, you find it all at New Brighton Beach. Look out for the Black Pearl pirate ship too.

There are just a few of our favourite beaches near our HQ. If you’re in Liverpool and looking for a used car, visit us at Wavertree Car Centre and our team will be happy to help you in your search.