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A guide to the region's greatest sunny spots!

We have regular and thorough cleaning within our trains and stations, increased services and Day Saver tickets available to buy online. Please remember that it may not always be possible to socially distance on the Merseyrail network and face coverings must be worn at all times.

Formby Pine Woods

Explore Formby Points glorious beach with dramatic sand dunes, surrounded by sweeping coastal pinewoods.

Red squirrels, natterjack toads, prehistoric footprints and a mosaic of landscapes are just waiting to be discovered – part of Formby’s amazing and ever-changing coast.

Enjoy breathtaking sea views whilst having a break with a picnic or find out about Formby’s fascinating coastal history with links to asparagus growing and the early days of aviation.

Whether you want to walk, run or ride, adventure is a definite!

Nearest Station: Freshfield Station + 15-minute walk

Otterspool Prom

The Otterspool Promenade provides beautiful views across the River Mersey, especially on a bright day.

A footpath can be found adjacent to the river stretching from Aigburth to the Albert Dock. Why not enjoy a long, scenic walk from either end and stop off at the Miller and Carter restaurant in between where outdoor seating is also available so you can enjoy the view.

Nearest station: Aigburth Station + 10-minute walk

Crosby Beach

The spectacular sculptures by Antony Gormley stretch along Crosby beach and are a must see, especially in the sun! Another Place consists of 100 cast-iron, life-size figures spread out along three kilometres of the foreshore, stretching almost one kilometre out to sea.

The Another Place figures - each one weighing 650 kilos - are made from casts of the artist's own body standing on the beach, all of them looking out to sea, staring at the horizon in silent expectation. 

Having previously been seen in Cuxhaven in Germany, Stavanger in Norway and De Panne in Belgium, 'Another Place' is now a permanent feature in the UK, at Crosby Beach.

Nearest Station: Blundellsands & Crosby + 5-minute walk

Southport Beach, Parks & Gardens

Southport is the perfect location if you are looking to enjoy some sun! There’s Southport Beach with miles of golden sand and the iconic Southport Pier, the UK’s oldest surviving iron pier with stunning views and a cycle friendly promenade.

The award-winning parks and gardens include:

  • Kings Gardens on the Marine Lake, with vintage cast iron shelters, landscaped gardens and Venetian bridge.
  • Lord Street Gardens, romantically designed with fountains, water features and plenty of seating to chat.
  • Victoria Park, home to the Southport Flower Show, with stretches of lawn and pathways it’s perfect for a picnic and ball games.

Nearest Station: Southport Station + 10-minute walk.

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Day Saver - Unlimited off-peak travel from £5.50

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A Family of 5 travel for just £11!*

A Family of 5 travel for just £11!*

*A Merseyrail Family Ticket covers up to a family of 5 for unlimited travel after 9.30am weekdays and all day on weekends and bank holidays. The ticket covers children aged 5 - 15 travelling with 1 or 2 adults.

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