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The North West Coast of England

Discover the North West Coast of England including the coastlines of Merseyside, Lancashire, Cumbria, and Cheshire. Plan a coastal nature trip, staycation or holiday with our curated guide.

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Useful Websites

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

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

England’s Coast: Explore the North West
“Find the top things to do in North West England, from the Wirral up to the Cumbrian coast.”

Visit England: The North West Coast
Browse dozens of articles including Morecambe Bay, St Bees, and coastline walks.

England Coast Path – North West
“From the Scottish Border to the Welsh Border this stretch of coast is a journey of contrasts.”

Merseyside

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

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

Merseyside’s National Nature Reserves
Coastal and Estuary Reserves detailed at the gov website.

Sefton Coast – Dynamic Dunescapes
Information on the habitats, wildlife, and more including news and blog articles.

Marshside RSPB Nature Reserve
“Coastal grassland and pools, and saltmarsh on the shores of the Ribble estuary.”

Formby – National Trust
“The National Trust’s Formby, Merseyside, is a glorious beach with dramatic sand dunes, surrounded by sweeping coastal pinewoods.”

Lancashire

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…

West Lancashire Wildlife
Website of a Local Natural History group in West Lancashire and the Sefton Coast.

Ribble Coast and Wetlands
The Ribble Estuary National Nature Reserve t the RSPB website.

Arnside & Silverdale AONB
Discover the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

RSPB – Morecambe Bay
The RSPB’s work in the area, and also links to the reserves of Leighton Moss and Hest Bank.

Explore Morecambe Bay
Many interesting articles such as Bird Watching, Walking, Get Back to Nature…

Heysham Coast – National Trust
Discover the sandstone headland with The National Trust.

Cumbria

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…

Cumbria Coast – Wikipedia
Cumbria Coast is one of England’s Marine Conservation Zones. Also see West of Walney and Allonby Bay.

St Bees Head Nature Reserve – RSPB
An RSPB reserve on the edge of the Irish Sea, explore the habitat and birds at the reserve website.

Cheshire

Red Rocks Marsh – Cheshire Wildlife Trust
“Our only coastal reserve, consisting of sand dunes, reedbeds and marsh.”

Coastline and estuaries – Cheshire Wildlife Trust
Our work on the Wirral coastline and Dee and Mersey estuaries.

Fleswick bay
Fleswick Bay & The Isle of Man. By Dougsim, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Sponsored listings

Holidays in the North West

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.

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.

Recommended reading

Coast books

The Gathering Tide

A deeply personal journey around the 60 miles of coastline that make up 'nature's amphitheatre'. Embarking on a series of walks that take in beguiling landscapes and ever-changing seascapes...

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