We have no shortage of beaches on Merseyside.
As the days get longer and the weather warms up, it鈥檚 also good to make a day of a trip to the seaside.
We鈥檙e fortunate that we live so close to North Wales, a place with many beaches tucked away that you and the family can disappear for the day, enjoy a picnic and a game of frisbee or football then be home in time for supper.
How many of these have you heard about?
Traeth yr Ora
This is a small beach made up of sand and shingle on the north east coast of Anglesey.
It鈥檚 remote - for those of you who really love being alone - and looks over Dulas Island which has a distinctive tower.
Perhaps better for romantic couples than families (you鈥檒l need to navigate a coastal path to reach the sands), this is a 20 minute walk from Lligwy beach and the sands revealed at low tide definitely earn it the title of hidden treasure.
Satnav postcode: LL70 9PQ (neaby Lligwy beach)
This blue flag beach is close to Beaumaris and very family friendly with plenty of space for the youngsters to run themselves ragged before settling down to make a sandcastle.
You鈥檒l need to head for Llandodna village and take the turning after the Owain Glyndwr pub.
Be careful - the road down to the car park is a steep one.
Satnav postcode: LL58
Another Anglesey beach, put the village of Glan-yr-Afon into your satnav and you will come across a secluded picnic spot.
Car parking available on the cliff top above this especially well-hidden pebble beach.
When you find it, it will be well worth the time spent seeking it out.
Satnav postcode: LL58 8TB
The Llyn Peninsula is further away than Anglesey (just over a two hour drive from Liverpool) but is another must-go destination for North Wales beaches.
Whistling Sands is a near neighbour of Porth Towyn and the sand squeaks beneath the feet here in similar fashion.
Located on the peninsula鈥檚 north coast, the water here is good for surfing and the sand is perfect for those who want a day at the seaside without the crowds.
To find it, get yourself of the Aberdaron-Nefyn road and then turn off towards the village of Tudweiliog.
It鈥檚 advisable to park in the village and walk to the beach from there as space for the car may be limited on the coast.
Satnav postcode: LL63 5TD
If it鈥檚 swimming you鈥檙e after, this spot could be the one for you.
It鈥檚 sheltered by a rocky cove towards the end of the Llyn Peninsula and the water is renowned for its deep blue hue.
On certain days, you鈥檒l spot seals and dolphins playing about in the waves.
There are no facilities and the cove is accessed via small farm which charges for parking so make sure you鈥檙e fully prepared before you arrive.
Satnav postcode: LL53 8LP
There are times when this beach will feel anything but hidden as it鈥檚 linked to the Ty Coch Inn which is famous for hosting summer parties.
If you鈥檝e got your walking shoes on, you can still get some peace and quiet in Porth Dinllaen, however.
Head past the pub and the nearby cottages and you鈥檒l find a pathway that leads to a quiet cove with fantastic views of Snowdonia.
Satnav postcode: LL53 6DB