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Discover the coast of North West England on holiday or on your doorstep


Walks - Sefton Coast, Merseyside


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North West England beaches
North West England Beaches from the UK Beach Guide...

Sands of Time
This site provides information on the sand dunes of the Sefton Coast, north west England...

Find a beach in the North West & do your bit to keep them clean & safe...

Best beaches in Merseyside
List of the top 10 beaches in Merseyside as selected by the users of the Beach Guide website...

Lancashire Coast and Seaside Breaks
An overview with further pages including beaches, bird watching, walking and resorts.

Lancashire Coastal Way - LDWA
The Coastal Way follows the coastline between Merseyside and Cumbria...

Best beaches in Lancashire
List of the top 10 beaches in Lancashire as selected by the users of the Beach Guide website...

Cumbria Coast - Living Seas NW
Cumbria Coast was designated as a Marine Conservation Zone in 2013 to protect a wide range of habitats...

Solway Coast AONB
The area stretches from its easterly boundary at Floriston on the Border Esk to Maryport...

Cumbrian Coast Line - Scenic Rail
The Cumbrian Coast Line is perfect for those wanting to explore the great outdoors...

The Cumbria Coastal Way
Visit Cumbria presents a detailed walkers diary of a walk along the Cumbria Coast.

Cumbria Coast MCZ
Detailing this Marine Conservation Zone at the Atlas of Marine Protection website.

West Cumbria Coast – Overview
Details of towns, villages and places along the coast at Visit Cumbria.

Best beaches in Cumbria
List of the top 10 beaches in Cumbria as selected by the users of the Beach Guide website...

Sponsored Listings

Haven Holiday Coastal Parks

Pitches for tents and tourers to family friendly chalets and lodges by the sea. Family friendly with all amenities on site leaving you free to explore the coast by day. With 3 sites on this stretch of coast - Lakeland in Cumbria, Cala Gran on the Lancashire coast and by Marton Mere nature reserve.

Rural Retreats by the Sea

100's of wonderful properties on the British Coast including High Bridge Haven in Cumbria, a cedar lodge overlooking the Duddon Estuary with one bed, garden, stunning views, wood burning stove and hot tub. Perfect for coastal and lake district adventurers.

North West Coast News

RSS Latest News – North West Coastal Forum
  • Best Practice on Reducing the Amount of Fishing Gear Littering the NE Atlantic 14th July 2020
    OSPAR has published a scoping study on best practices for the design and recycling of fishing gear as a means to reduce quantities of fishing gear found as marine litter in the North East Atlantic. Both unintentional and intentional loss of fishing gear at sea result in marine litter and negative environmental impacts. The studyRead […]
  • Fishing Industry Safety Group Launches Safety Campaign – #HOMEANDDRY 14th July 2020
    As part of Commercial fishing and Maritime Safety Week 2020 The Fishing Industry Safety Group has launched a commercial fishing safety campaign – Home and Dry (#HOMEANDDRY). The campaign includes a new website bringing together information on: ILO 188 (Work in Fishing Convention) – which applies to all fishermen working on fishing vessels of any size, withRead […]
  • Publication of the Consultation Summary for the Draft NE, NW, SE and SW Marine Plans 14th July 2020
    The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has published the ‘Draft North East, North West, South East and South West Marine Plans: Consultation Summary 2020’ . The summary outlines the key findings from the recent consultation on the inshore and offshore marine plans for the 4 remaining marine plan areas.  Once the plans are finalised in lightRead […]
  • Marine Area Statement for Wales 7th July 2020
    Natural Resources Wales have published 7 Area Statements, including one for the Welsh marine waters out to 12 nautical miles. These Statements have been developed with local partners to help to deliver sustainable management of natural resources at a place-based level and the Welsh Goverment’s Natural Resources Policy priorities of: Delivering nature-based solutions Increasing renewableRead […]
  • Welsh National Marine Plan Implementation Guidance Published 7th July 2020
    The Welsh Government has published Implementation Guidance to accompany the Welsh National Marine Plan. The guidance provides more detail on policies within the plan, specific guidance on each plan policy and information on consenting requirements, governance, other legislation and definitions of terms used within the plan. The Implementation Guidance must be considered by any PublicRead […]
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