Crosby Beach is a must-see on any trip to Liverpool city region; not only for its beautiful views but for Another Place, the spectacular sculptures by Antony Gormley. Another Place consists of 100 cast-iron, life-size figures spread out along three kilometres of the shore and stretching almost one kilometre out to sea.
The Another Place figures - each one weighing 650 kilos - are made from casts of the artist's own body standing on the beach, all of them staring out to sea.
According to artist Antony Gormley, Another Place harnesses the ebb and flow of the tide to explore man's relationship with nature. He explains: “The seaside is a good place to do this. Here time is tested by tide, architecture by the elements and the prevalence of sky seems to question the earth's substance. In this work human life is tested against planetary time. This sculpture exposes to light and time the nakedness of a particular and peculiar body. It is no hero, no ideal, just the industrially reproduced body of a middle-aged man trying to remain standing and trying to breathe, facing a horizon busy with ships moving materials and manufactured things around the planet.”
Please note - Crosby beach is a non-bathing beach with areas of soft sand and mud and a risk of changing tides. Visitors should stay within 50 metres of the promenade at all tides and not attempt to walk out to the furthest figures.