The Crosby Beach is part of the Merseyside coastline north of Liverpool in the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton, England, broadening about 2.5 miles (4.0 km) North-West from the Seaforth Dock in the Port of Liverpool, through Waterloo, where it divides the sea from the Marina. The beach was conferred Keep Britain Tidy’s Quality Coast Award in 2011.
Since 2007, the beach has been the long-lasting home of the Another Place sculpture by Antony Gormley. The beach was stabilized from the mid-19th century, as prior to this, high sea tides could come in as far as the first row of houses. In the older dunes north of the coastguard station, between the sea and the West Lancashire Golf Club, there are still some reminders of the old wartime defenses. The controllable shipping channel in Liverpool Bay, linking the River Mersey to the Irish Sea, runs parallel to the beach to around the coastguard station where it blows out to sea.
Through the 1960s, the beach underwent severe litter problems, labelled in 1962 as the “worst ever”. Just the year before, there were a described 3,000 ‘glass victims’ requiring first aid treatment. Girl Guides helped clean the beach of litter in 1962 and 1963. As of 2020, the annual cost by the council to fund lifeguards on the beach is £160,200, with an additional annual budget of £15,000 for maintenance works of assets the council is responsible for.
The beach was conferred Keep Britain Tidy’s Quality Coast Award in 2011. The beach was featured in the 2012 BBC drama Good Cop, filmed at and around the beach region. Sefton Council hoped the drama would encourage the coastline as a site ideal for filming.