Shoreline Management


Free Guide books and Leaflets

The Sefton Coast has a variety of different sites managed by a number of different agencies, many of them have produced leaflets for their sites. These are available directly from the land manager directly or can be found in Southport Tourist Information Centre, Ainsdale Discovery Centre (Summer only) and some of the local libraries.

Coastlines Guides. The Coastlines magazine is in the process of producing a number of guides to the Sefton Coast.

Summer 2005 Butterfly and moth guide (pdf 1.2mb)
Winter 2004 Bird guide (pdf 443k)
Summer 2004 Wild Flower guide (pdf 409K)

Sefton Council Guides. The Sefton Coast is a very accessible and varied coastline. It is a premier destination for birdwatching, walking and fast becoming a popular cycling destination. In response to this Sefton Council has produced a series of free guides to reflect the popularity of the coastal area.

The handy pocket-sized guides are targeted at walkers, cyclists and birdwatchers and provide all the information needed to make the most of the coastline with maps, local history, tips, items of interest and an easy reference accommodation guide.

The 'Birder's Guide to Southport' features information and checklist on the different birds that can be spotted in the area with detailed map and site guides to help with bird finding and recording.

'The Walker's Guide to Southport and the Sefton Coast' takes visitors on a 34km (21 mile) journey from Crossens, north of Southport, to Crosby Marine Park at the mouth of the Mersey and is divided into four sections for those wishing to shorten their walk.

'The Cycling and Walking Guide to Sefton and Southport' is packed with information featuring 13 routes, how to make the most of the walk or cycle ride, the countryside code, local history, information on relevant Ordnance Survey maps and useful contacts.

The free guides are avaiable from Southport Tourist Information Centre on Lord Street (Tel: 01704 533333)