Crosby Beach

Crosby beach sits between Liverpool and Southport and is home to the first area of beach north of Liverpool city centre The beach is approximately 5 km of sand and sand dunes and also includes Blundellsands. The beach has a big tidal reach and for safety reasons, it is advised that visitors to the beach stay within 50m of the promenade.

Crosby beach is very popular with walkers at it marks the start of the 35 km Sefton Coastal Path and is dog friendly all year round. Horses are also allowed on the beach but excluded from all bathing areas, marked by two signed flagpoles, one on each side of the area with either red or red and yellow flags flying.

Facilities at the beach include toilets, promenade, lifeguards and a choice of parking at Cambridge Road, Mariners Road and Hall Road car parks. Parts of the beach are backed by grass areas providing an escape from the sand.

The beach can be reached on foot from Hall Road railway station, Waterloo Train Station or Blundellsands and Crosby Train Station.

Anthony Gormley’s Statues at Crosby Beach

Although not a swimming beach due to the strong tides and mud, it is very popular as it is the home to iron men sculptures. Entitled ‘Another Place, the 100 iron men are a permanent feature on Crosby beach and the creation of artist and sculptor Anthony Gormley. Gormley is also well known for his Angel of the North sculpture alongside the A1 at Gateshead.

These cast-iron figures which face out to sea are spread over a 3 km stretch of the beach between Waterloo and Blundellsands. As the tides ebb and flow, the figures are revealed and submerged by the sea.

Each figure is 189 cm tall and weighs around 650 kg and are cast replicas of the artist’s own body.  Although they are the same it is worth exploring as some can appear quite different due to being covered in barnacles and seaweed.


Dog Friendly Beach?

Crosby Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.
Crosby Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 9 beaches in Merseyside, or check our list of Merseyside Dog Friendly Beaches.

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7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 6.1℃ to 7.8℃ with wind speed 7.6 m/sec (S)
Thursday, Feb 09partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 5.9℃ to 6.7℃ with wind speed 9.6 m/sec (W)
Friday, Feb 10cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.8℃ to 6.4℃ with wind speed 7.4 m/sec (WSW)
Saturday, Feb 11cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8.1℃ to 8.2℃ with wind speed 9.2 m/sec (W)
Sunday, Feb 12cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6.7℃ to 7.3℃ with wind speed 4.6 m/sec (SW)
Monday, Feb 13clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 3.7℃ to 4.7℃ with wind speed 4.7 m/sec (SE)
Tuesday, Feb 14cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 3.5℃ to 4.4℃ with wind speed 4.9 m/sec (SE)

Liverpool weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Crosby Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Crosby Beach is at LIVERPOOL (GLADSTONE DOCK) 4.38 km (2.72 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Wed 08 Feb
   High Tide at 00:32 (Height 8.78m)
   Low Tide at 07:05 (Height 1.74m)
   High Tide at 12:44 (Height 9.00m)
   Low Tide at 19:36 (Height 1.57m)
Thu 09 Feb
   High Tide at 01:02 (Height 8.75m)
   Low Tide at 07:37 (Height 1.73m)
   High Tide at 13:13 (Height 8.94m)
   Low Tide at 20:07 (Height 1.65m)
Fri 10 Feb
   High Tide at 01:33 (Height 8.65m)
   Low Tide at 08:10 (Height 1.85m)
   High Tide at 13:43 (Height 8.82m)
   Low Tide at 20:39 (Height 1.84m)
Sat 11 Feb
   High Tide at 02:05 (Height 8.49m)
   Low Tide at 08:43 (Height 2.08m)
   High Tide at 14:14 (Height 8.65m)
   Low Tide at 21:10 (Height 2.12m)
Sun 12 Feb
   High Tide at 02:39 (Height 8.28m)
   Low Tide at 09:18 (Height 2.38m)
   High Tide at 14:51 (Height 8.41m)
   Low Tide at 21:45 (Height 2.45m)
Mon 13 Feb
   High Tide at 03:21 (Height 8.01m)
   Low Tide at 09:58 (Height 2.71m)
   High Tide at 15:37 (Height 8.09m)
   Low Tide at 22:30 (Height 2.82m)
Tue 14 Feb
   High Tide at 04:14 (Height 7.68m)
   Low Tide at 10:54 (Height 3.05m)
   High Tide at 16:39 (Height 7.69m)
   Low Tide at 23:38 (Height 3.14m)

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