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Map of Meols and Leasowe

Directions: Meols can be approached either along the A553 from Hoylake centre or along the promenade. Park anywhere along the promenade at Meols, the east most point of the promenade is called Dove Point and there is a car park by the slipway (1). Here you can walk towards Leasowe Lighthouse through the sand dunes passing the first of three groynes (2) which can hold good numbers of roosting waders at high tide. The horse paddocks (3) inland of the coastal path along with adjacent reed bed and duck pond are a particularly good spot for migrants. You can also reach these horse paddocks along Park Lane, Meols, although parking along here is very limited. There is good car parking at Leasowe Lighthouse itself which you can approach either from Moreton along Pasture Road or from the M53 and New Brighton along Leass owe Road. Further car parks are at the end of Pasture Road and along Leasowe Road. You can walk along the embankment all the way to New Brighton promenade past two more groynes (2) but for those not wishing to walk that far there is car parking on the sea front at the 'Gunsite' (5) which is a favoured spot for sea watching during a gale using your car as a hide, drive along Green Lane to this car park. Green Lane is off the A554, just a short drive from junction 1 of the M53 following signs to New Brighton. Continue along the A554 where you reach Harrison Drive and the promenade, turn left at the roundabout to reach the Lifeguard Station at Wallasey Shore (5) where there is plenty of parking.
Map Ref: Leasowe Lighthouse SJ 252914