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I never realised before that there was such an extensive beach at Crosby. Its that long stretch that everyone ignores as they head for Freshfield/Formby/Southport. Despite the fact that its not a bathing/paddling/ swimming/kite-boarding/ surfing/any fun at all beach, the dangerous mud banks, the noise of the container freeport and the unleashed dogs, its actually quite nice. And now there’s a reason to visit as Antony Gormley’s ‘Another Place’ has been installed and will be there until November 2006 before moving on to New York.
There’s 100 life size casts of the artist spread over a huge area of the beach, some get completely or partially submerged when the tide is high. I was there early this morning at low-tide and before the sun was at its hottest, a lovely summer’s morning. I started from the carpark near the Marina and walked up as far as Crosby baths, a good place for a break before walking back.
Its one of those things you just have to go and see before it goes.
Link to Sefton Coast webpage

4 COMMENTS

  1. “Its that long stretch that everyone ignores”. Funny you said that as when I lived in Crosby I always had to remind myself there was a beach nearby. I very rarely went despite liking the sea.
    Looking forward to seeing Gormley’s statues though.

  2. saw feature on national news re: Gormley statues suprised it is not featured under “liverpool art” visited various web sites as did not know area finnaly had to CALL tourist info for information on where it was. Found you eventually cant wait to see statues may be it would be good idea to link to liverpool sites, not everyone may be as persistant as me.

    K Walsh
    Stockport

  3. Thanks Kala, always trying to get more links from Liverpool sites but not easy. This is a non-commercial, non-council site (i.e. its just me!)

    Anyway, I think the problem is its actually in Sefton not Liverpool so the official Liverpool sites don’t like to mention it (maybe they’re not supposed to I don’t know)

    Having said that I just looked at the Sefton gov site and can’t find anything there either! Had to use good old google to re-find the page I’d seen months ago and have now added a link to it from my original post.

    http://www.seftoncoast.org.uk/index_news.html

    When you go, take care not to get stuck in the mud.

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