West Kirby is one of our favourite beaches in the north west of England because it is clean, pretty and easily accessible so when our days off coincided last week we drifted off to The Wirral for a stroll along side the sea with the puppy.
There’s plenty of free parking around West Kirby beach with lots of uncluttered residential streets connected to the beach by small passageways. And if you haven’t brought your picnic from home you can always nip to the Morrisons supermarket adjacent to the beach – parking can get crazy at that supermarket so I’d take your own lunch from home just to avoid the hassle.
We ventured onto a beach on a particularly blustery day whilst the tide was on a journey far, far away but we still had a great time walking toward the waves but didn’t quite make it out to the island off the coast because Jarvis is still a tiny dog and cold days and water can be quite overwhelming for him. If however, you make it to West Kirby beach without a tiny Yorkshire Terrier puppy I highly recommend taking a stroll out to Hilbre Island in the estuary of the River Dee – just make sure you check tide times
or you’ll be stuck out there until the next low tide. It’s an easy walk and a great spot to take in the view or spot some birds if you’re that way inclined.
The views from this beach are utterly stunning with views across the Dee and a long way into the mountains of North Wales, technically the beach at West Kirby is quite small but it connects up to other beaches meaning you can take in more and more of the view as you meander along.
If you’re in the area grab a flask of something warm and some sandwiches and head down to this lovely clean beach for a bit of quite, scenic time out.