The English seaside has always captured my heart. The long sunny warm days in abandoned secret coves to the wet and windy pure blasts of fresh air. My heart will always be with the spectacular Cornish seaside, scrambling over craggy rocks to reach the sandy little bays, the little fishing towns with their picturesque harbours, the smuggling history and the lazy summer’s day picnics…
I don’t live in Cornwall though…. I live in Manchester the beaches near me are just a little different but each in its own way amazing!
New Brighton is a tiny little seaside town at the mouth of Liverpool Bay in Wallasy. It’s a brilliant place to visit in the North West of England. We used to come here for day trips as children. It’s nice to be rediscovering it again. It’s an easy place to spend a day, yes even in the rain and wind. It’s a little blast of retro seaside but without being hugely expensive and when you’re entertaining kids – money matters!
So… what has New Brighton got?
- Beautiful sandy beaches – with great sandcastle making sand!
- Fort Perch Rock Museum – £3 for adults, children free. It’s a quirky little place, once a costal defence battery during the Napoleonic period it’s now a little museum with a few maritime exhibitions, a replica of the Titanic wireless room, Beatles memorabilia and various entertainment events throughout the year.
- Free parking! Yes at a seaside resort – just outside the Fort Perch Rock Museum is a fairly large free car park.
- A small children’s funfair – perfect for younger children and relatively in-expensive.
- A old-fashioned style amusement arcade with penny slot machines.
- A beautiful lighthouse.
- And of course a side serving of seaside donuts and candy floss to complete your day.
Is it worth a visit?
Definitely a great place to spend a day with a young family. A lovely retro seaside vibe, the kind of place to enjoy time building sandcastles, eating a picnic or munching some fish and chips, rounding up with a little trip to the fair and some candy floss.
Fancy a trip of your own – head over to the Visit New Brighton Tourist Guide for all the details.