Thurstaston beach steps closed for refurbishment

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Work has begun refurbishing the steps leading to Thurstaston beach from Station Road.

It means visitors won’t be able to access the beach by this route until the work is completed by the end of the month, and will have to use Thurstaston slipway instead.

A statement on the Wirral Country Park Facebook page said: “The last major refurbishment of the steps at Station Road was over 10 years ago and since then there has been a huge rise in the number of people visiting Thurstaston Beach – often included as part of a visit to Wirral Country Park.

“Visitor pressure and erosion to the path bankside (a result of increased surface water moving along the adjacent stream) is now a significant risk and funding has been secured as part of a wider Wirral Country Park Health and Safety Infrastructure Project and that will include restoration of access to the beach at Tinker’s Dell later in the year.

“Work is expected to take up to 4 weeks and during that time access to the beach and foreshore at Thurstaston will be restricted to Thurstaston Slipway.”

For beach access with parking, people are asked to use Croft Drive (Caldy) or Banks Road (Lower Heswall).

Photo credit: Wirral Country Park