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View south towards the docks, with an Iron Man in the foreground.
Crosby Beach is part of the Merseyside coastline at Crosbymarker north of Liverpoolmarker in the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton, Englandmarker.

Overview

The beach stretches about 3 miles North-West from the Royal Seaforth Dockmarker, through Waterloomarker, where it separates the sea from the Marina, past Crosby Swimming Baths, up beyond the coastguard station in Blundellsandsmarker to the estuary of the River Altmarker.

The navigable shipping channel in Liverpool Baymarker, connecting the River Merseymarker to the Irish Seamarker, runs parallel to the beach to around the coastguard station where it swings out to sea.

The beach has only really been stabilised in the last half a century or so. Previous to this at high tides the sea could come in as far as the first row of houses . Dune management, which is still ongoing to the present day (including the planting of old Christmas trees) and the building of a sea wall have now reduced the problems .

In the older dunes north of the coastguard station, between the sea and the West Lancashire Golf Club, there are still some remains of the old wartime defences.

The Another Placemarker sculptures by Antony Gormley are found here and, after a Sefton Council meeting on 7 March 2007, it has been allowed to stay permanently.

There will be other redevelopment. The Seaforth radar tower, which stands at the south end of the beach, will be given to the public and a new building, The Mersey Observatory, will be built on the site. As demolition of the old structure is not planned until after 2008, a light display will be installed on the site as part of the Capital of Culture and Mersey Waterfront’s River of Light event. A million pound scheme has been proposed to redevelop the nearby Marina as part of a visitor's centre for the beach and Another Place.

Transport

Crosby beach can be reached by foot from Hall Road railway station, Waterloo Train Stationmarker or Blundellsands and Crosby Train Stationmarker. The number 53 bus runs through South Road, Waterloomarker, which stops near Waterloo Station. Many people take the 10 minute walk from here to the end of South Road where the Marina begins and Crosby Beach is located over the sand dunes. There is also car parking at Crosby Swimming Baths.

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