New Brighton sits on the north-eastern corner of the Wirral and is a popular seaside resort. Its sandy coast lines the Irish Sea, and the area has a range of landmarks to explore including the lighthouse at Fort Perch Rock. There is a varied mix of housing in the New Brighton area such as large historical housing, which used to belong to old captains, and Victorian housing to complement more modern developments in the area.
The main junior school in the area is New Brighton Primary. Close to the promenade, it was first built in 1908. There are a number of primary schools nearby in Wallasey and close to Liscard, including Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Primary, New Brighton Primary, Mount Primary, St George’s Primary, and many other options.
There are also a variety of quality secondary schools in the area such as The Oldershaw Academy, Weatherhead High School, Mosslands School – a technology college, Birkenhead High School Academy, and more. There are also local sixth form options available too.
New Brighton train station sits at the north-east corner of the Wirral, and is the end of its line. Part of the line, and close by, are Wallasey Grove Road and Wallasey Village stations. Passengers are able to change at Birkenhead North to access other parts of the Wirral Line including services to West Kirby. Liverpool city centre, and routes to Chester and Ellesmere Port are also accessible.
Bus services are regular and can take passengers across the Wirral, while services also head into Liverpool. The Mersey Tunnel and the M53 motorway are a short drive away.
New Brighton has lots of pubs and restaurants at Marine Point. Well-known names include Subway, Prezzo, Caffe Cream, Chimichanga, Hungry Horse and more. There are also a number of eateries on the marine promenade such as Legends CafÃ© Bar.
New Brighton is also popular for nights out. Pubs in the area include the Clarence Hotel, Telegraph Inn, Stanley Cask, Perch Rock, and more. The Olive Tree Bistro is an attractive restaurant and has a relaxed, modern setting.
New Brighton is home to a huge range of entertainment options thanks to a £60 million redevelopment scheme at Marine Point. The Floral Pavilion is a staple of New Brighton and hosts plays, music concerts, weddings, and pre-theatre dining. The Light Cinema at Marine Point has state of the art facilities and eight screens, with mini golf also close by.
Kids can take advantage of Bubbles World of Play, while traditionalists can visit New Palace Amusement Arcade which also houses a small fairground. Laser Quest, bowling, crazy golf, and other entertaining activities can also be found in New Brighton.
New Brighton coast is part of the Wirral Coastal Walk, with people able to walk from New Brighton all the way to West Kirby on the western coast of the peninsula. The walk is approximately nine miles long and makes use of the promenade pavement. Sights that can be seen on the walk include Leasowe Castle and lighthouse, Hoylake Lifeboat Station, and Fort Perch Rock.
People are also able to walk along New Brighton promenade which is linked to Seacombe and offers fantastic views. Dog walkers and explorers also like to walk around the marina to see more of the seaside.
New Brighton Cricket and Bowling Club was first established in 1856 and is still going strong. Cricketers can join from junior age, while the crown green bowling areas are some of the finest on the Wirral. Wallasey Yacht Club and West Cheshire Sailing Club are also close by for people that wish to sail on the Mersey or marine lake.
There are also some health clubs around the area as well as free-to-use outdoor gym equipment at Vale Park. Wirral Boot Camps are also available at Wirral Fitness Studio in New Brighton, and give strong workouts and are good for socialising.