British Beaches

Sand, sea, sun, surf and scones

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Hall Road West. Crosby Beach

Bootle, Sefton

Long open sandy beach. The picture shows a cast iron life size sculpture of an man standing on a beach - part of an art installation by Angel of the North artist. Antony Gormley. consisting of 100 life size figures spread along 3 km of Crosby beach.

Beach Type



Public toilets
With further facilities available in town


Coastal walks
The coastal park in Crosby incorporates a marine lake where sailing and windsurfing and even model boating are popular
The beach is also good for birdwatching
Flying kites
Walking and picnics

Nature and Wildlife

The northern section. Hightown Dunes and Meadows. is much quieter and it has been designated as a Site of Local Biological Interest.

Water Quality

Not Tested



Cleaning and Litter

the beach is cleaned regularly and litter bins are provided.


No dog restrictions.

Awards and Recommendations

Quality Coast Award

Tourist Information

Southport Tourist Information Centre. 112 Lord Street. Southport PR8 1NY. Tel 01704 533333. Email: [email protected] Web site:


Nearest town: Bootle
County: Sefton
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4819, -3.05797
Postcode: L23 6XW
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around , Sefton at Explore Britain.


Signposted from A5207 between Great Crosby and Seaforth.

Public Transport

Crosby has a train station

Nearest Railway Stations

Blundellsands & Crosby (About a mile away)
Hall Road (About a mile and a half away)
Waterloo (Merseyside) (Approx. 2 miles away)
Seaforth & Litherland (Approx. 3 miles away)
New Brighton (Approx. 3 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Parking is availbable near the marine lake.

Nearby Car Parks

Crosby Leisure Centre, Crosby (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Blundellsands and Crosby Station, Liverpool (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Burbo Bank, Waterloo (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away
Blucher Street, Waterloo (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away
Costal Park Adventure Centre, Crosby (Unknown stay).
About 1.4 miles away
The Green, Crosby (Long stay).
About 1.5 miles away
Hougoumont Avenue, Crosby (Long stay).
About 1.5 miles away
Allengate, Crosby (Long stay).
About 1.5 miles away
Civic Hall, Waterloo (Long stay).
About 1.5 miles away
Cambridge Road, Waterloo (Unknown stay).
About 1.6 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Bootle