Find Nearest Beaches in Merseyside

Planning a trip to the Merseyside coast and looking for where the nearest Merseyside beach is, our UK beach lists and beach search will help you discover the nearest beach to me.  Then for each Merseyside beach, we will answer questions around location, rural or town, sandy or pebble, rockpools, tide times, weather forecast, dog restrictions, bathing water quality, closest beach cafes and provide general information on the beach, its facilities and the surrounding area.

When on a beach page use our tools to expand your search to nearby seaside villages, towns and the surrounding Merseyside coast for things to see and do or places to eat.

If you are looking for an award-winning beach, you can browse our UK Blue Flag lists or our UK Seaside Award lists.

Have a dog? Finding a dog-friendly beach can be hard work and our dog-friendly beach lists will help direct you to the best locations allowing dogs.

Finding the best beach in Merseyside is easy – explore the beach links below, to find the closest beach just hit the “Find Near Me” button or use the search bar to plan where your next Merseyside beach visit should be.

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Find Merseyside Dog Friendly Beaches

Heading to the Merseyside coast with your dog and not sure if they are allowed on any beaches?

This Merseyside list of dog friendly beaches will help in planning your next trip to the beach, beaches for dogs near Merseyside

Our Merseyside dog friendly beach list currently has 5 Merseyside beaches listed where dogs are allowed with 2 beaches that have some dog restrictions, and there are no beaches on which a full dog ban is in operation.

Merseyside dog friendly beaches Merseyside Beaches allowing dogs

This list shows 5 Merseyside beaches with no dog restrictions and can be used all year.

  1. New Brighton Beach, Wirral
  2. Meols Beach, Wirral
  3. Formby Beach, Southport
  4. West Kirby Beach, Wirral
  5. Crosby Beach, Liverpool

Note, although dogs are allowed you are expected to keep control of your dog, clean-up after them and some beaches may require you to keep them on a lead. Please check local information sites for any restrictions.

Merseyside beaches with dog restrictions Merseyside Beaches that have dog restrictions

This list shows 2 Merseyside beaches allowing dogs but with some restrictions. These restrictions could be a time of day, restricted zones, dogs to be kept on a lead or only allowed out of season. Check our beach information page for details of the restrictions in place.

  1. Southport Beach, Southport
  2. Ainsdale Beach, Southport

Merseyside Beaches that do not allow dogs Merseyside Beaches that do not allow dogs

We have no Merseyside beaches recorded that do not allow dogs at any time.

Merseyside Beaches that we have NO dog restriction information

This list shows 2 Merseyside beaches where we have no information on dog restrictions.

  1. Moreton Beach, Moreton
  2. Wallasey Beach, Wirral

  3. If a Merseyside beach is not listed above then we have no information and you will have to check local beach information boards.

    Note that we try to keep this dog beach information up to date but restrictions are set by local councils and occasionally we may miss a change.