Nearest Beaches Merseyside

Planning a trip to Merseyside and looking for the nearest beaches. Merseyside faces out onto the Irish Sea and stretches from the Ribble Estuary in the north, through Southport, Formby, Sefton, Liverpool and finishing on the west-side of the Mersey estuary on the Wirral. At Sefton you have 32 km of dunes, the largest open system of sand dunes in England and includes in the south Crosby beach which is the site of Antony Gormley art installation called Another Place.