Stunning blue skies and sea at West Kirby Beach
Stunning blue skies and sea at West Kirby Beach

Flintshire - West Kirby Beach

A beautiful, accessible sandy beach

West Kirby is an accessible sandy beach on the Wirral Peninsula, at the mouth of the River Dee. It has stunning views across the Dee Estuary towards the hills of North Wales and also to Hilbre Island, which you can reach on foot at low tide. (Make sure you check the tide times and recommended safe crossing route before walking across).

This busy little beach is only 300 metres long, but it lies between a kilometre of sand dunes and a further two kilometres of vast sand flats exposed at low water towards Hoylake and the popular Marine Lake. Lifeguards patrol the beach during peak summer months and there are cafés and coffee shops so it’s an ideal beach for all the family.

Located next to the beach is the 52-acre West Kirby Marine Lake, a man-made saltwater lake that’s five-foot deep and completely enclosed. This makes it a great place for watersports as it has the coastal winds but doesn’t have to reply on the tides. The Lake is home to the Wirral Sailing School, which has courses in sailing, windsurfing and canoeing.