Crosby Beach

Beach facilities

View map of beach Parking available Toilets available Crosby Coastal Park SSSI Dog friendly All year round Beach cleaned regularly Good water quality for swimming

Season: autumn

Long, sandy Crosby beach looks out over Crosby Channel and the busy shipping lanes to and from Liverpool.  Perhaps appropriately then, it’s the location for artist Antony Gormley’s “Another Place”, comprising 100 cast-iron life-size figures, in the image of the artist.  These “iron men” look out to sea, as many people do at the beach, placed at different points in the tide run.  As  a result, many are barnacled and weathered already.  Many of the figures have bracelets and human decoration and they are popular as photograph opportunities for visitors.  They don’t appear incongruous, adding their own resonance to the question “What does the beach mean to you?”. Highly recommended.

Autumn visit photo gallery

 

What the beach means to Darrin.

 

A view of the beach from the promenade.

 

Down by the water’s edge at low tide.

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