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West Kirby Beach

West Kirby, Wirral

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.

Weather and Tides


26 April 2017


Maximum Temperature8°C (46°F)
Minimum Temperature6°C (43°F)
Wind DirectionNorth North Westerly
Wind Speed14mph
UV Risk5
Sunrise05:50 BST
Sunset20:33 BST


27 April 2017

Light Rain

Maximum Temperature10°C (50°F)
Minimum Temperature7°C (45°F)
Wind DirectionNorth Westerly
Wind Speed18mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk4
Sunrise05:48 BST
Sunset20:34 BST


Low tide: 06:05 BST
(05:05 26 April 2017 GMT)

High tide: 11:34 BST
(10:34 26 April 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 18:31 BST
(17:31 26 April 2017 GMT)

High tide: 23:57 BST
(22:57 26 April 2017 GMT)


Low tide: 06:53 BST
(05:53 27 April 2017 GMT)

High tide: 12:19 BST
(11:19 27 April 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 19:16 BST
(18:16 27 April 2017 GMT)


High tide: 00:40 BST
(23:40 27 April 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 07:39 BST
(06:39 28 April 2017 GMT)

High tide: 13:04 BST
(12:04 28 April 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 20:00 BST
(19:00 28 April 2017 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point (Hilbre Island) and may not be accurate for this beach. 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.

Tidal predictions are © Crown Copyright and/or database rights. Reproduced by permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office and the UK Hydrographic Office (