Speke and Garston Coastal Reserve

70 acres of land stretching from Garston Docks to Liverpool John Lennon Airport on the banks of the Mersey Estuary. With panoramic views across the estuary, it's a great location for walking, sailing, bird watching, cycling and plane spotting.






Opening hours

Open all year round, 24 hours a day.

You can access the Coastal Reserve from Speke Boulevard (A561) at the Banks Road junction. 

Parking is available at the Blackburne Street entrance and Speke Hall.

You can also access the site via Speke Hall Estate for a fee. Access Via Speke Hall is controlled by the National Trust. See the Speke Hall website for opening hours and entrance fees.





  • Loop line sign

    Trans Pennine Trail

    Direct access to the Mersey Way and nearby access to the Trans Pennine Trail.

    Visit Trans Pennine Trail

  • Speke Hall exterior

    Speke Hall

    Direct access from Speke Hall, one of the region's finest Grade I Tudor Manor Houses.

    Visit Speke Hall

  • View of Albert Dock

    Liverpool Sailing Club

    Liverpool Sailing Club's 1,000 ft slipway gives the only true access to the River Mersey from the north shore.

    Visit Liverpool Sailing Club

  • Bird on branch

    Bird watching

    Unique access to large expanses of intertidal mudflats and salt marshes.

  • Squirrel

    Local wildlife site

    The site is of specific scientific interest (SSSI) and of nature conservation value. Includes a regionally important geological/​geomorphological site (RIGS) due to the soft cliffs on the north shore.

Park events

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