Friends of Crosby Beach

Friends of Crosby Beach

Crosby beach is a beautiful part of the Sefton coast and very popular with families, walkers, runners, cyclists, dogs and the many visitors who come from near and far to see the iconic iron men statues.

Sadly, it is all too often spoilt by unsightly rubbish washed in by the tide or dropped by people who can’t be bothered to put it in the bins or take it home. Even more importantly, if it isn’t removed it is washed back out to sea, polluting the water and harming marine life and other wildlife. Fortunately, help is at hand from many volunteers who regularly help to keep the beach clean and safe - in normal times during organised beach cleans.

Beach Cleans Suspended

Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus pandemic (and following the government’s advice on social distancing) we have had to suspend all beach cleans until such time as it is safe to resume them. We have also had to cancel the MARINE AWARENESS DAY for this year, planned for 16 May, as it would have been too problematic to try and re-arrange it. However, this does not mean you can’t have some marine-themed fun or learn a bit more about the marine environment. Our partners who would have been present at the event have come up with some activities and information sheets to keep you going. If you would like to access these resources, please get in touch on our Contact page and we will email them to you.

Beach Trashed during Lockdown Heatwave

Recently during the lockdown heatwave we have been trying our best to deal with an unprecedented amount of rubbish left by swarms of visitors to the beach. The volume of rubbish has been overwhelming and so shocking that many members of the public offered to help. The sand dunes in particular were left in a deplorable and often dangerous state after thoughtless youngsters gathered to party at night. A lot of people were disgusted with what they saw and volunteered to help us clear up, singly or in family groups, and they borrowed some equipment to do it safely. A big resounding thank you to them all. Sefton Council is drawing up measures to prevent a recurrence if we have another hot spell.

Dates for the Diary

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Quotes from our Volunteers

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Next Beach Clean - Cancelled