Crosby location: Country United Kingdom, Nation England, Merseyside. Nearby cities and villages: Thornton, Litherland and Ince Blundell.
While walking on Crosby beach, visitors will discover amazing human silhouettes that stare at the horizon. Strangely attractive, the 100 life-size cast iron figures from Antony Gormley’s installation “Another Place” run along the shore for more than 3 km. Modeled on the sculptor’s own body, the figures are supposed to represent the feelings of sadness and hope that the passage to “Another Place” arouses.
At the beach, visitors will take the opportunity to exploit the power of the wind by sailing. They can also practice jet skiing, or take to the water aboard a kayak at the Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre.
Access: Train from Liverpool Central Station to Blundellsands-and-Crosby, which is a stone’s throw from the art installation. The statues can be admired all year round, preferably at low tide.
Crosby Beach is a lovely beach.
Its first advantage is of course the fact of being able to see the boats so closely, but this makes this beach forbidden for swimming.
However, its natural side, surrounded by dunes, makes it magnificent. We have the impression of finding the true nature of the beaches, and their beauty.
The other point that makes it so amazing and important is the human-shaped statues scattered on the sand, and this has already been the case for several years. It seems that it was an exhibition made in 2004. However, these statues are still there, dominating the tides.