Crosby Beach, Merseyside



Crosby beach is home to the first area of beach north of Liverpool city centre, is approximately 3 miles of beach and sand dunes and also includes Blundellsands. Crosby sits between Liverpool and Southport although the beach is not good for swimming with strong tides and mud. 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 where you have sand and not mud. Parts of the beach are backed by grass areas providing an escape from the sand.

Although not a swimming beach it is very popular as it is the home to iron men sculptures. Entitled ‘Another Place’, the 100 iron men are 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.

The cast-iron figures which face out to sea are spread over a 2 mile (3.2 km) stretch of the beach between Waterloo and Blundellsands. Each figure is 189 cm tall and weighs around 650 kg. The figures are cast replicas of the artist’s own body, as the tides ebb and flow, the figures are revealed and submerged by the sea. Although they are the same it is worth exploring as some can appear quite different due to being covered in Barnacles and seaweed.

Now back to the beach itself. Crosby beach is very popular with walkers 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. The beach can be reached by foot from Hall Road railway station, Waterloo Train Station or Blundellsands and Crosby Train Station.

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 around Liverpool, 9 beaches in Merseyside, or check our list of Merseyside Dog Friendly Beaches.

Beach Water Quality

No water quality measurement available for Crosby Beach.


Our 7 day weather forecast for Liverpool in Merseyside

Expect a temp in the range 13.5℃ to 13.7℃ with wind speed 4.2 m/sec (WNW)
Wednesday, Jun 23
Expect a temp in the range 13.5℃ to 13.7℃ with wind speed 4.7 m/sec (WNW)
Thursday, Jun 24
Expect a temp in the range 14.6℃ to 14.9℃ with wind speed 4.9 m/sec (WNW)
Friday, Jun 25
Expect a temp in the range 13.1℃ to 15.2℃ with wind speed 7.2 m/sec (W)
Saturday, Jun 26
Expect a temp in the range 13.7℃ to 14.7℃ with wind speed 3.9 m/sec (NNE)
Sunday, Jun 27
Expect a temp in the range 13.5℃ to 14.3℃ with wind speed 4.4 m/sec (ESE)
Monday, Jun 28
Expect a temp in the range 14.6℃ to 15.4℃ with wind speed 1.9 m/sec (WNW)

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


Our tide forecast for Crosby Beach in Merseyside.

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