Crosby Beach is a picturesque, non-bathing beach near Southport at Crosby Town. It is part of the Merseyside coastline at Crosby north of Liverpool in the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton, England. The beach is near Liverpool stretching across about 2.5 miles. This beach was earlier a local hang-out spot. Since 2005, however, it has been changed and more known for its unusual statues of iron that adorn the beach, attracting many visitors from around the UK and beyond who want to see this curious sight for themselves.
The main attractions of this beach are the iron men. The spectacular Another Place sculptures by Angel of the North Artist Antony Gormley are found here. These statues are creation of the internationally acclaimed artist Antony Garmley, based on moulds taken from his own body.
Various statues of the iron men, about 100 in number, stare out towards Wirral and the Welsch Hills in the Irish Sea, scattered in 3 kms distance. He was also the Turner Prize winning artist in 1994 for his work Field for the British Isles. Each of these sculptures weighs 650 kilos and 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.
According to Antony Gormley, Another Place harnesses the ebb and flow of the tide to explore man's relationship with nature.
Crosby was home to Captain Smith of Titanic. The Beach here is a picturesque, non-bathing beach, with areas of soft sand and mud and a risk of changing tides. Many tourist visit this place to see the fabulous creation of these sculptures. A mere walk on the beach, especially on a shining day, viewing these amazing sculptures is a memorable experience.
Before visiting the beach, please find out about the tide times. This will give you a good indication of the safest times to view the statues.
How to reach Crosby Beach
By Train -Crosby is about 7 miles away from Liverpool and easy reach of Southport, about 15 miles away. You can access Crosby beach by three local railway stations - Hall Road, Blundellsands and Crosby, and Waterloo.
By Bus - Bus services are available from all around Merseyside.
Other ways are by car, cycle, and walking.
There are many hotels, restaurants and other attractions nearby.
RestaurantThe Tree Blue Restaurant , with a welcoming ambiance, is a great place to eat.
Royal Hotel reviewed by TripAdvisor. It is a popular hotel in Liverpool and staying here can easily access the beach.
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