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West Kirby Beach
This busy little beach is only 300 metres long but it lies between a kilometre of sand dunes and a further 2 kilometres of vast sand flats exposed at low water towards Hoylake and the popular marine lake which is one of the best facilities of its kind in the north west and recently opened after refurbishment.
Easy flat access straight from the pavement onto the beach is important for some visitors and ice cream and coffee shops as well as toilet facilities are only a few metres away from the main entrance at the end of Dee Lane. Lifeguards in their distinctive red and yellow uniforms patrol the beach and the tide line as far out as the Hilbre Island Local Nature Reserve located a kilometre off shore and accessible on foot at low water. (It is essential to check the tide timesand recommended safe crossing route before walking across to the islands).
Watersports are popular here but windsurfers and kite surfers are asked not to come within 100 metres of the tide line to allow bathers to safely enjoy the clean waters.
There is free parking along the nearby promenade along the length of the marine lake and a pay and display car park closer to the beach at Dee Lane.