New Brighton


Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Not tested

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

North east of Wallasey, this is a large, sandy beach with adjacent promenade alongside the Floral Pavilion Theatre and the Napoleonic Fort Perch Rock.


Slipway used for launching of pleasure boats and personal water craft. Jet skiing is popular and swimming is possible. There is also a golf club nearby.

Wildlife and Walks

Part of the Wirral Circular Trail. Visit Excellent birdwatching along promenade and leading into North Wirral Coastal Park.

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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Tide times

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.

Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach

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Facilities at New Brighton

Food Food Toilets Toilets Shops Shops Bins Bins Slipway Slipway



Large free car park adjacent to the beach.

Dog restrictions


There are no dog restrictions.

Beach cleaning

Regular beach cleaning undertaken by Wirral Council and supported by the New Brighteners volunteers.



Dates and times

Service provided by RLNI

Daily: 27th May - 3rd September 2017

Weekends: 22nd April - 21st May 2017 + 9th - 1st October 2017

Easter Sunday: 1st - 17th April 2017

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