A Liverpool sunset. A ripple of pink and orange across the sky. It is one of the few things that can stop everyone in the city in their tracks. We all like to watch the sunset but here in Liverpool they’re extra special and we’ve got the pictures to prove it. 

Liverpool looks westward and because of the famous River Mersey you have uninterrupted views as the sun sets. There’s a huge expanse as the river runs into the Irish Sea and the colour in the sky is reflected in the water.

At this time of year when the sun begins to set earlier, it’s the perfect time to take a moment to relax as the day comes to an end and the city is bathed in rich, orange, tones.

Here’s some of the best places in Liverpool City Region to watch a sunset. 


CROSBY BEACH 


The home of Antony Gormley’s 100 Iron Men, Crosby Beach is the beginning of 22 miles of Sefton coastline. The opening to the Irish Sea leaves uninterrupted views as the sun seemingly melts into the water. Due to the beaches close proximity to the Port of Liverpool, sunset chasers can marvel at the huge container and cruise ships that pass by. The Burbo Bank offshore wind-farm is also visible from the beach front and offers a unique and beautiful view. 

Head down on the Merseyrail Northern Line or cycle to blow away the cobwebs. 


EVERTON PARK


Perched atop of Saint Domingo Road, Everton Park is somewhat of a hidden gem. When we talk about parks in Liverpool we often head straight for Sefton or Princes Park. We love them both, but when it comes to watching the sun go down, Everton Park wins our heart. 

From the park we can enjoy views looking out across the city, Wirral and out towards the Irish Sea. Through the beautiful wild flowers, lush grass and abundance of greenery it offers one of the best spaces to see the day come to an end. 

Fans of the toffees can also pay homage to Prince Rupert’s Tower that has its place on the shirt of the Blues. 

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PIER HEAD


There’s no denying Liverpool’s Pier Head looks good in any lighting. The Three Graces, the Mersey Ferry, the cross section of old and new architecture. All of this combined makes it an aesthetic delight. Now add those pink, orange and yellow watercolours in the sky and you’ve got the perfect spot for a sunset. 


PERCH ROCK LIGHTHOUSE - NEW BRIGHTON


The Perch Rock Lighthouse is a short walk from Fort Perch Rock, in New Brighton which can be easily reached from Liverpool City centre via the Merseyrail. 

The lighthouse is unoccupied and can be seen up close when the tide is out or viewed from the Pier when the tide is in. Due to its position on the edge of the sea, the views of the sun setting are uninterrupted across the water. 


OTTERSPOOL PROMENADE


Probably one of the most satisfying stretches of pathway in the city to cycle along, the sea air, wind in your hair, the pink sky… you get the idea.

You may not seem as ‘close’ to the sunset here as on Crosby or Formby Beach but when the sky is pink, the views along the promenade, reflected in the Mersey are a sight to behold. 

What a great way to end a fab bank holiday weekend โ˜€๏ธ

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SOUTHPORT PIER


The second longest Pier in the country and a Grade II listed structure, Southport Pier stretches over 1200 yards out to sea. Whether you decide to walk (or take the train) to the very tip of the Pier, or you prefer to stay closer to dry land, sunset views are promised.


LIVERPOOL CATHEDRAL TOWER


Liverpool is home to the UK’s highest Cathedral Tower at the Liverpool Cathedral. At 500ft above sea level, 360 degree, awe-inspiring views are guaranteed. 

At the top of the tower there’s signs pointing out the North, East, South and West so you know exactly where to look to catch the perfect shot. Twilight Thursdays at the cathedral can’t currently take place due to the current ongoing situation surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic - but it’s one to keep on your Liverpool bucket list for when the time is right.

Views from Liverpool Cathedral ๐Ÿ˜

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