Crosby Beach, Blundellsands


Crosby Beach, Blundellsands
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Not tested

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

A long, open and sandy beach at the mouth of the River Mersey. There is an art installation by Angel of the North artist, Antony Gormley, called ‘Another Place’, consisting of 100 cast iron life size figures spread along 3 km of Crosby beach.


Coastal walks. Crosby Coastal Park incorporates an accessible marine lake and the Lakeside Adventure Centre, where sailing, windsurfing and canoeing are popular. There is an adventure play area and the beach is good for birdwatching, flying kites, walking and picnics.

Wildlife and Walks

The northern section, Hightown Dunes and Meadows, is much quieter and it has been designated as a Site of Local Biological Interest. The beach is included in the Sefton Coast Site of Special Scientific Interest.

What's tested here?

Water samples are not taken at this beach because it has not been designated as a bathing water and there is no voluntary sampling.
Why isn't this a designated bathing water?

High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land.
Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?

Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.

Annual classification

2017 Not tested

What does this mean?

At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either:

Excellent — the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest

Good — generally good water quality

Sufficient — meets minimum standards

Poor — You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.


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Potential hazards at this beach

This beach is not yet classified, please see our safety tips below or contact the local beach operator for further information.

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Facilities at Crosby Beach, Blundellsands

Food Food Toilets Toilets Bins Bins



Pay and display car Parking is available off Cambridge Road, at Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre, Blucher Street, Mariners Road and Hall Road West.

Dog restrictions


Dogs are allowed, but must always be under proper control. All waste must be cleared.

Beach cleaning

Cleaned regularly and supported by volunteer clean ups.



Dates and times

Service provided by RLNI

Daily: 1st January - 31st December 2017

Please ensure you read beach notice boards for any changes to lifeguard service. Please see safety tab for more information on beach safety.