Thurstaston Tourist Information & Visitor Guide
Thurstaston is a popular destination in Wirral, and is very much part of the ‘coast and countryside’ theme that our peninsula has running through it.
From the coastal aspect, Thurstaston beach is incredibly popular with locals during the warmer months, and all year-round with dog walkers. For visitors to the area, it’s well worth spending a few hours there.
The beach is overlooked by one of the most beautiful parks you will come across, Wirral Country Park. The park has large, lush green areas and is home to a vast array of wildlife. It also has spectacular views over the Dee Estuary toward the Welsh Hills. While you’re visiting Thurstaston, be sure to check out the visitor centre at Wirral Country Park as well.
Thurstaston is also a favourite for many cyclists and walkers thanks to the Wirral Way which runs through the village. This part of the trail uses a pathway left behind by a railway line which was removed in the 1950s. In its entirety, the Wirral Way is some 12 miles long.
Moving inland ever so slightly, and Thurstaston Common rewards those that scale its brief but steep incline with even more spectacular views of both coast and countryside. Views from here incredible, and on a clear day you can easily see the Liverpool skyline, and possibly even make out Blackpool Tower on the horizon!
Another key attraction in Thurstaston is Church Farm, an incredibly popular family-run attraction. With a farm for kids to get up close and personal with the animals, a charming café, incredible views and lots of fresh produce, Church Farm is not to be missed.
You could finish your relaxing day by popping over to Benty Farm Tea rooms, situated on Thurstaston Comon, for a slice of cake or afternoon tea