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West Kirby Beach

West Kirby, Wirral

The sandy beach has excellent views across the mouth of the Dee Estuary to Wales, and also to the Hilbre Islands. At one end is Red Rocks, an area of sand dunes noted for the Natterjack Toad. The Hilbre Islands can be reached on foot from the beach.

Beach Type



First Aid Post


Sea Canoeing
Windsurfing and Pony Rides

Nature and Wildlife

The Adjacent Red Rocks is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) noted for its Natterjack Toad population. The beach also has many rock pools. There are a number of walks in th area including the Wirral way (a 12 Mile path from west Kirby to Hooton)

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned daily in July and August. and 3 to 4 days per week during the rest of the season. Litter and dog bins are provided.


Dogs are allowed on the beach.

Tourist Information

North Wirral Coastal Park Rangers- 0151 6785488 for information. Tourist Information Centre- 0151 6476780 for latest events. for beach information.


Nearest town: West Kirby
County: Wirral
Latitude/Longitude: 53.3719, -3.18754
Postcode: CH48 0QG
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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Take the M53 to Birkenhead then follow signs to Hoylake and West kirby.

Public Transport

The nearest train station is in West Kirby. Buses are available from a number of places.

Nearest Railway Stations

West Kirby (Less than half a mile away)
Hoylake (About a mile and a half away)
Manor Road (About a mile and a half away)
Meols (Approx. 2 miles away)
Moreton (Merseyside) (Approx. 4 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


There are approx 200 free parking spaces along the promenade. including disabled parking. There is also a pay and display car park at the end of Dee lane.

Nearby Car Parks

Dee Lane, West Kirby (Unknown stay).
About 0 miles away
Bridge Road, West Kirby (Long stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Concourse, West Kirby (Long stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Carr Lane, Hoylake (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Wirral Country Park Caldy, Caldy (Unknown stay).
About 1.3 miles away
Hoylake Station, Hoylake (Unknown stay).
About 1.3 miles away
Charles Road, Hoylake (Unknown stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Market Street, Hoylake (Unknown stay).
About 1.7 miles away
Station Approach, Meols (Unknown stay).
About 2.3 miles away
Meols Station, Meols (Unknown stay).
About 2.4 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in West Kirby