Crosby Beach

Crosby Beach

Crosby Beach is now the permanent home to ‘Another Place’, the sculpture by internationally acclaimed artist, Antony Gormley.

Explore Liverpool's Outdoor Spaces

In Liverpool City Region we are blessed with an abundance of outdoor spaces. We have 200 acres of parkland under 15 minutes from the city centre at Sefton Park. We’ve pretty beaches on both sides of the water. At Crosby Beach you’ll find, ‘Another Place’, stunning sculptural artwork by Antony Gormley and over at National Trust’s Formby Beach you can meet furry friends at the Red Squirrel Reserve.

In Wirral you’ll find picturesque Birkenhead Park and the Hilbre Islands. The Hilbre Islands are designated local nature reserves where you can partake in some bird watching (and sometimes even seals!) The islands are cut off for up to five hours out of every twelve, so be sure to check the tides before visiting.

You’ll find details on Liverpool’s top outdoor spaces for exploring, picnicking and relaxing below. During these times please be aware that beaches and gardens in particular are busier than usual.

When visiting Liverpool City Region’s outdoor spaces please ensure to take care. Please follow the Government health guidelines around social distancing and keep 2 metres apart from others who are not from your household. Please do not leave any litter.

If bins are full, please take your litter home. Please also bear in mind, especially families with small children, that public toilets may not be open.

  1. Stanley Park Blossom Trees
    Stanley Park is a 110-acre, Grade II listed green space just north of Liverpool city centre
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  2. Croxteth Hall and Country Park is a stunning heritage venue, fully accessible for all ages and abilities offering a variety of activities for all interests.
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  3. Sefton Park Palm House seen through the wild flower garden
    The Sefton Park Palm House is a Grade ll* listed building, the jewel of Sefton Park and an iconic Victorian Glasshouse.
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  4. They define one of the most beautiful skylines in - well we’d say the world - the Three Graces consist of the Royal Liver Building, The Cunard Building and the Port of Liverpool Building
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  5. Sefton Park in Liverpool is arguably the best known and most loved by locals. The magnificent 200-acre Park looks like a natural landscape rather than a man-made park.
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  6. Sunset from Crosby Beach
    Planning on visiting Crosby Beach?...If so, you have come to the right place!...Click here to find out the latest Crosby Beach information and recommendations!
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  7. Formby Beach is just one of Merseyside's stunning coastal gems
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  8. Red squirrels, natterjacks, prehistoric footprints and miles of coastal walks are just waiting to be discovered - part of National Trust Formby's amazing and ever changing landscape.
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  9. Calderstones Park in Allerton is named after the ancient megaliths situated in the park, which are said to be older than Stonehenge.
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  10. Birkenhead Park
    Birkenhead Park is an idealised countryside landscape of open meadows, natural woodland belts and lakes shaped as rivers.
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  11. Botanic Gardens
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  12. Liverpool is a place with a whole lot of history, and its Festival Gardens are no exception.
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  13. Park image
    Princes Park in Toxteth, Liverpool, England, is a 45 hectare municipal park, 2 miles south east of Liverpool city centre. In 2009 it had it status upgraded to a Grade II* Historic Park by English Heritage.
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  14. Cathedral and the gardens in 2020
    St James Cemetery was turned into a public garden in 1972. This is adjacent to Liverpool Anglican Cathedral.
  15. Another Place is an art installation on the coast. 100 spectacular cast-iron, life-size figures by Anthony Gormley spread across three metres of the foreshore and stretch almost 1 kilometre out to sea.
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  16. Projection on the dock buildings at Albert Dock
    Located on Liverpool’s incredible World Heritage Site waterfront, the Albert Dock structure features the largest collection of Grade I listed buildings in the whole country.
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  17. Liverpool's Green Spaces 🌳

    Getting out into the fresh air and spending an afternoon chilling in a park is needed for a bit of a break sometimes. Luckily, Liverpool has plenty of green and open spaces to head to in all shapes and sizes for a relaxing afternoon with the family. 

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  18. Hilbre Island seal
    Hilbre Islands consist of three tidal islands lying at the mouth of the Dee Estuary - Little Eye, Middle Eye and Hilbre. All of which are designated as Local Nature Reserves.
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  19. Wirral Country Park
    Wirral Country Park features around a 12 Mile footpath following the line of the old West Kirby to Hooton railway line, offering superb views over the Dee Estuary to Wales.
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