When I tell folks I meet on Vacation I'm from Liverpool UK they say "You must be enjoying all this beach life. Long walks on the Sand. Fishing. Fresh air and gorgeous sunsets" so I reply "No. I get all this back in Liverpool- I'm just here for a change in scenery" ....
Liverpool is better known for its 10 miles of Docks on the seafront. "No way does Liverpool have a Beach!" I get told.
Do you get stuck with Media Produced Stereo types of your Home Town ?
You can walk - or cycle - from the North end of the Liverpool Docklands for over 10 miles, with no traffic and no roads. Just a flat tarmac path through the sand hills. Watch the Ships - the wild birds and the rabbits. You may even spot a "Natterjack". And it follows the train line, so you can get back easily ! I do swim in the sea - when I'm feeling brave !
Miles of Sand Hills and Beach - 5 miles North of Liverpool Centre. Summer 2013.
Start of a 20 mile walk - 10 miles until you need to watch for a car going onto the beach !
P&O FERRY FROM IRELAND ENTERING THE RIVER MERSEY
Looking across the sea to the Mountains of North Wales. Snow covered for 6 months a year. Mt. Snowdon in the centre. About 80 miles away.
Wind Turbines - some hate 'em - I like them !
5 miles and 15 miles out to sea from Sefton - North Liverpool
Much of this land including the sand hills has been reclaimed from the sea. Tides of over 32 Feet are normal. And in stormy weather you'd get a good soaking sitting here! But on a sunny day its a good place to rest on the long walk and admire the view.