"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

West Kirby Beach

West Kirby’s sandy beach is approximately two kilometres long and faces south west over the Dee estuary. A large stretch of sand is exposed at the bathing water at low tide. There are four small islands close to the beach which can be reached on foot at low tide.

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: West Kirby

Local authority: Wirral Borough Council

OS Grid Reference: SJ210867


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near West Kirby Beach

  • Hilbre Islands (1m)
  • Thurstaston Nature Reserve (2m)
  • Carr Farm Garden Centre and Craft Centre (2m)
  • Rascalz Soft Play Centre (4m)
  • Barnston Riding Centre (4m)
  • Abakhan Fabrics Mill Shops (5m)
  • Tam O'Shanter Urban Farm (5m)
  • Greenfield Valley Heritage Park (6m)
  • Greenfield Valley Heritage Park (6m)
  • DangerPoint (6m)

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre
Rhyl Childrens Village
West Parade
LL18 1HZ

Phone 01745 355068
Email rhyl.tic@denbighshire.gov.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Sunday 17 December


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 4°C
(feels like 1°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1021
Humidity 94%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 85%
Max temp. 5°C
(feels like 1°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1019
Humidity 90%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 51%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
Pressure 1016
Humidity 89%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 9%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 10mph.
Pressure 1017
Humidity 92%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 6%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
Pressure 1020
Humidity 80%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 1023
Humidity 82%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
04:46 GMT
High Tide
10:21 GMT
Low Tide
17:05 GMT
High Tide
22:39 GMT

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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Tell us what you think about West Kirby Beach

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.

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