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.


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 one beach at Liverpool, 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 7.6℃ to 9℃ with wind speed 3.5 m/sec (SE)
Tuesday, Nov 29fog
Expect a temp in the range 4.1℃ to 5.7℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (SE)
Wednesday, Nov 30cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.2℃ to 5.7℃ with wind speed 6.3 m/sec (SE)
Thursday, Dec 01lightrain
Expect a temp in the range 6.3℃ to 7.6℃ with wind speed 4 m/sec (SSE)
Friday, Dec 02cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.2℃ to 5.9℃ with wind speed 5.1 m/sec (SE)
Saturday, Dec 03partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 3.7℃ to 4.7℃ with wind speed 3.9 m/sec (ENE)
Sunday, Dec 04partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 3.2℃ to 3.7℃ with wind speed 5.2 m/sec (ENE)

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.

Mon 28 Nov
   High Tide at 01:38 (Height 8.90m)
   Low Tide at 08:25 (Height 2.04m)
   High Tide at 14:01 (Height 8.97m)
   Low Tide at 21:00 (Height 1.86m)
Tue 29 Nov
   High Tide at 02:36 (Height 8.46m)
   Low Tide at 09:18 (Height 2.48m)
   High Tide at 15:02 (Height 8.62m)
   Low Tide at 22:01 (Height 2.17m)
Wed 30 Nov
   High Tide at 03:41 (Height 8.05m)
   Low Tide at 10:22 (Height 2.85m)
   High Tide at 16:10 (Height 8.34m)
   Low Tide at 23:11 (Height 2.36m)
Thu 01 Dec
   High Tide at 04:54 (Height 7.79m)
   Low Tide at 11:35 (Height 3.01m)
   High Tide at 17:21 (Height 8.21m)
Fri 02 Dec
   Low Tide at 00:22 (Height 2.38m)
   High Tide at 06:09 (Height 7.76m)
   Low Tide at 12:48 (Height 2.93m)
   High Tide at 18:32 (Height 8.26m)
Sat 03 Dec
   Low Tide at 01:29 (Height 2.27m)
   High Tide at 07:20 (Height 7.95m)
   Low Tide at 13:55 (Height 2.70m)
   High Tide at 19:36 (Height 8.43m)
Sun 04 Dec
   Low Tide at 02:31 (Height 2.11m)
   High Tide at 08:19 (Height 8.22m)
   Low Tide at 14:54 (Height 2.43m)
   High Tide at 20:31 (Height 8.62m)

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