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This site provides detailed information on the sand dunes of the Sefton coast in North West England
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Tourism and the Mersey coast
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Ainsdale and Birkdale Sandhills local nature reserve
Birkdale Sandhills, Sands Lake, Ainsdale Discovery Centre and Ainsdale and Birkdale Beaches
Ainsdale Sand Dunes National Nature Reserve
English Nature and Fisherman's Path
National Trust, Formby
Lifeboat Road
  Lifeboat Road carpark area and Wicks Lane/Kirklake Path
  Crosby Coastal Park
  Crosby Marine Park, Hall Road and Hightown Dunes
Quality of Coastal Towns Interreg IIc Project
Project Partners
European Partners

The European partnership consists of the Dutch coastal municipality of Bergen, Egmond and Schoorl, the Belgian resort area of Koksijde, Oostduinkerke and Sint-Idesbald and the North Holland Dune Reserve. It also includes UK partners in the coastal resorts of Newcastle, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Wight and Merseyside.


The project was funded by the European partners; the European Development Fund Interreg II, and the North Western Metropolitan Area Programme.


Merseyside Partners

Within Merseyside the project partners consisted of Sefton Council, the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral, the Sefton Coast Partnership, Dee Estuary Strategy, English Nature, Merseytravel and the Department of Environment, Transport and the Regions.
Sefton Council
This is the statutory local government council in which the Sefton coast lies.
Wirral Borough Council
This is the statutory local government council in which the Wirral and Dee coastlines lie.
Dee Estuary Strategy
The Dee Estuary Strategy provides a network to improve co-ordination and communication between different organisations within the Dee Estuary area.
Merseytravel co-ordinates public transport and acts in partnership with private bus and rail operators to provide public transport in Merseyside.
Department of Environment, Transport and Regions
This was a government department however it no longer exists and has been split into other departments such as DEFRA and the Department of Transport.
For more information about this project email at Liverpool Hope University.
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Liverpool Hope University worked with English Nature and the
Sefton Coast Partnership to implement the Sands of Time project.