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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
  • The Irish Sea in the 2020s – Survey 23rd June 2020
    Closing date 31st August   The Irish Sea Maritime Forum, supported by the University of Liverpool, is conducting an Irish-sea wide survey to look to the future and the changing context of the Irish Sea in the 2020s. The aim is to develop a comprehensive picture of the future for the Irish Sea and itsRead […]
  • Benyon Review Into Highly Protected Marine Areas: final report published 8th June 2020
    On World Ocean Day 2019, the then Defra Secretary of State, Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, launched an  independent review on Highly Protected Marine Areas (HPMAs) in the waters for which the Secretary of State has responsibility: the English inshore and offshore and Northern Ireland offshore zones. The review was led by former Environment andRead […]
  • Update – Virtual Day at the Beach – poems available on YouTube 1st May 2020
    In an update to the news story below the collaborative poems created by everyone taking part over the 2 days of the event are now available to view/listen to here Celebrate May Day and the Bank Holiday weekend by joining the National Oceanography Centre’s WireWall team on 1st and 2nd of May for a virtualRead […]
  • Consultation on Freeports 21st April 2020
    Closes 13 July 2020 The UK Government is consulting on plans to create up to 10 freeports in locations across the UK. The Government has the following objectives for UK freeports: establish freeports as national hubs for global trade and investment across the UK promote regeneration and job creation create hotbeds for innovation A UKRead […]
  • The Association of Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities Update for the Inshore Fishing Community 27th March 2020
    The Association of Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities (AIFCA) has produced an update for fishing communities dealing with Covid-19 and its impact on fishing communities and  businesses as well as the work of the IFCAs and other regulatory authorities.  The Update includes a lot of useful information on support for fishing businesses including links toRead […]
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