Busy ports, famous beaches, nature reserves and miles of unspoilt land – the North West coast, which stretches from the Wirral peninsular in the south to Gretna in the north, is as diverse as it is long. There are 31 beaches designated as bathing waters for swimming or paddling.
But our much loved coastal region is also much used. With a population of around 7 million, thousands of visitors flocking to the area every week, and numerous industrial sites, including oil refineries, petrol companies and car manufacturers, to name but a few, the region serves many needs. That’s why we're determined to help keep this precious area clean and safe. You can read about how we do it here.