Where are the Best Beaches in Liverpool?

May 13, 2021
Where are the Best Beaches in Liverpool

Proudly positioned on the North West coast, Liverpool's rich history is intertwined with its status as an important maritime city. And naturally, that means you’ll find plenty of beaches to stroll and lounge around on within the wider city region, perfect for summer days in the sun and dramatic wintery walks alike. Whether you live in the centre of town, up in Maghull or over in St Helens, here we pick out five of the best beaches in Liverpool.


Right on the northern outskirts of the city, spending the day at Crosby Beach can be like visiting a bona fide holiday destination, rather than being on the fringes of one of the UK’s busiest cities. With a boating lake and marine lake next to the beach, as well as a kids’ playground, sand dunes and plenty of parking, don’t miss Antony Gormley’s enigmatic Another Place sculpture. Or our spectacular Sundial Place development, where you’ll find a wonderful selection of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes just a couple of miles from the beach.


Just a few miles up the coast, Formby has an even bigger beach with a much more rugged feel to it. A pristine National Trust site where rolling sand dunes are great for walks with the dog come rain or shine, sunny days have the capacity to transport you to a completely different time and place. From wildlife spotting as you stroll through picturesque pinewoods, to relaxing days in the sand with the kids, our Pinewood Park development offers a superb location close to the beach and a choice of contemporary 3 bed homes for sale.


Continuing up the coast to Southport, this famous old seaside resort has been popular among holidaymakers since the Victorian era. Our Victoria Mews site is also very popular, thanks to its brilliant location and stunning new build homes. With open countryside one way and the beach the other, you’ll be in the best place to take advantage of all the beachfront attractions whenever you want, including the pier and Pleasureland amusement park.


Lying on the opposite bank of the Mersey on the Wirral, Wallasey ranks as one of the best beaches near Liverpool. Popular for water sports such as kitesurfing and windsurfing, there’s also a breathtaking links golf club right next to the beach, while the North Wirral Coastal Path also passes through the area. However, you may prefer to simply lay down a towel and park yourself on the sand for the day, go for a paddle in the sea, or walk along the seafront to see New Brighton Lighthouse and the Black Pearl, a great attraction for the kids.

West Kirby

Just around the Wirral Peninsula from Wallasey, West Kirby lies at the mouth of the River Dee. Sandwiched between a marine lake and the Red Rocks nature reserve, this part of Merseyside is home to the Royal Liverpool and Hoylake golf clubs. At low tide, you can walk right across to Hilbre Island and hope to spot seals and migrating birds.