West Kirby Tourist Information & Visitor Guide
The coast is a near ever-present in Wirral, and West Kirby is one of towns that is built around its beautiful location at the north west tip of the peninsula.
Where else to start, but at the seafront. With incredible views out to the Welsh Hills in North Wales, across the Dee Estuary, you will spend the first few minutes on West Kirby promenade simply taking it all in.
As you do so, your eyes will undoubtedly set upon one of the jewels in Wirral’s crown. Hilbre Island. At low-tide, visitors can walk to the island and take in some of the incredible views and amazing wildlife that call the island home, from rare birdlife to Grey Seals.
Back on the promenade, another alluring feature of West Kirby is the saltwater Marine Lake which attracts water sport enthusiasts from around the UK, with both sailing and windsurfing incredibly popular. If you don’t fancy getting out on the water yourself, you can still take a beautiful stroll around the perimeter of the lake.
Away from the waterfront, West Kirby is also home to some exceptional restaurants, bars and shops and also boasts a popular nightlife scene. Local independent businesses line the laid-back shopping parades and offer a refreshing range of products not available on the high street, while local produce is sold in butchers and green grocers.
Thanks to some excellent accommodation options in the town, West Kirby is also ideal if you’re looking to explore further afield. Both Wirral Line on Merseyrail terminates in the heart of the town, offering regular rail services all the way to Liverpool, as well as connections off to other parts of the Wirral, Cheshire and North Wales. Regular bus services also run to and from West Kirby from many parts of the Wirral.
Finally, West Kirby is also where the Wirral Way starts, a beautiful walking and cycling pathway that leads through many of Wirral’s prettiest landscapes, including West Kirby’s own Ashton Park.
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