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Visiting the Coast
Visiting the Sefton Coast for relaxation and nature is good at any season. The footpaths are always open and there are walks for all abilities. The sand dunes are at their best in mid-summer for seeing flowers and insects. Red squirrels can be found all year round in the pinewoods. In the winter months huge numbers of wintering waterfowl can be seen on the marshes and foreshore.
The Sefton Coast is very accessible with the Sefton Coastal Footpath stretching the length of the coast from Waterloo to Crossens. A large network of formal and informal weave their way through all the coastal sites taking in a variety of coastal habitats. Whether you wish to roam by yourself or follow a suggested route their is a path on the Sefton Coast for you.
Several guides to walks on the Sefton Coast are available at the Southport Tourist Office, on Lord Street. The booklets a Walkers Guide to the Sefton Coast and Walks on the Sefton Coast are available from the Southport Tourist Information Office or from any Sefton library. These booklets give you all the maps you will need to explore the coast, a guide to the Sefton Coastal Footpath and recommendations for short and long circular walks.
Merseytravel publish free booklets on the Sefton Coast in their Walkabout and Rideabout series. The booklets are available at the Southport Tourist Information Centre and at all Merseyrail stations.