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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


25 March 2017


Maximum Temperature13°C (55°F)
Minimum Temperature4°C (39°F)
Wind DirectionEast South Easterly
Wind Speed5mph
UV Risk3
Sunrise06:04 GMT
Sunset18:35 GMT


26 March 2017

Sunny Intervals

Maximum Temperature13°C (55°F)
Minimum Temperature7°C (45°F)
Wind DirectionEasterly
Wind Speed12mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk3
Sunrise07:02 GMT
Sunset19:36 GMT


Low tide: 03:17

High tide: 09:02

Low tide: 15:44

High tide: 21:26


Low tide: 05:04 BST
(04:04 26 March 2017 GMT)

High tide: 10:43 BST
(09:43 26 March 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 17:30 BST
(16:30 26 March 2017 GMT)

High tide: 23:06 BST
(22:06 26 March 2017 GMT)


Low tide: 05:49 BST
(04:49 27 March 2017 GMT)

High tide: 11:23 BST
(10:23 27 March 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 18:15 BST
(17:15 27 March 2017 GMT)

High tide: 23:44 BST
(22:44 27 March 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 (