20 Attractions to Explore Near West Kirby Beach
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West Kirby Beach
West Kirby Beach, West Kirby, Wirral CH48 0QG, UK
West Kirby is a clean and easily accessible sandy beach on the Wirral Peninsula, at the mouth of the River Dee. 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. It is a hot spot for watersports on Wirral, with sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and more taking place in the Marine Lake.
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Royal Liverpool Golf Club
1.71km from West Kirby Beach
Royal Liverpool was built on land that was the racecourse for the Liverpool Hunt Club. It is the second oldest golf club in this area. . It received the "Royal" designation in 1871 due to the patronage of the Duke of Connaught of the day, one of Queen Victoria's younger sons, Robert Chambers and George Morris were commissioned to lay out the original course, which was extended to 18 holes in 1871.
2.73km from West Kirby Beach
One of the beautiful locations for walking in Wirral, or spotting rare and endangered wildlife. The islands are an archipelago and classed as one of just 43 unbridged tidal islands in the UK that can be reached on foot from the mainland. It is also important as a stopping-off point for the twice-yearly migration of birds along the west coast of Britain. On the island is the Hilbre Island Bird Observatory.
3.86km from West Kirby Beach
Royden Park is a large area of parkland adjacent to Thurstaston Common, which offers a wide range of activities and facilities. It comprises over 26 Hectares of mixed deciduous and conifer woodlands, meadows, fishing mere and wetland mere. It has a large lake called Roodee Mere where fishing is allowed with a permit. The old coach house for Hill Bark has been converted for use as a cafe and resource centre. There are conifer woodland walks, meadows with nature walks, car parking, a walled garde
Wirral Country Park
4.51km from West Kirby Beach
A majestic and beautiful country park blessed with the great natural beauty of 2,000 acres. There are lots of lovely wooded areas on-site and plenty of birdlife to observe. The 'backbone of the park is the 12 miles long Wirral Way, a footpath and bridleway developed on a disused railway that closed in 1962. A stretch of amenity grassland provides access to clay sea cliffs, and there are a number of wildlife ponds.
8.31km from West Kirby Beach
Wirral Peninsula - perfect for a short break or holiday; with its many attractions, things to do, and fantastic events and festivals. The roughly rectangular peninsula is about 15 miles long and 7 miles wide and is bounded by the River Dee to the west that forms a boundary with Wales, the River Mersey to the east, and the Irish Sea to the north.
8.75km from West Kirby Beach
Bidston Hill is one of the highest points in Wirral, with a height of 231 feet. Its 100 acres of heathland and woodland contain mysterious rock carvings and historic buildings, and provide a haven for wildlife amidst the urban sprawl. The woodland supports a good variety of birdlife such as the mouse-like Treecreeper, Great Spotted Woodpecker and Nuthatches. It is believed that there has been a windmill on this site since 1596. The current brick built tower mill was built in 1800.
Greenfield Valley Heritage Park
9.49km from West Kirby Beach
Greenfield Valley Heritage Park is a beautiful country park which was set in one and a half miles you can explore an exciting 70 acres of woodland and 2000 years of history with lakes, streams, ancient monuments, and historic factories around every corner. The visitor centre is the entrance to a farm and museum. The center also provides information on woodland walks, educational activities, bird watching and fishing in the area.
9.91km from West Kirby Beach
Wallasey Beach is a beautiful uncrowded sandy beach stretching for miles and is perfect for a relaxing day by the water. Visitors could enjoy swimming, sunbathing, and kitesurfing. The sheltered area of the beach with grasslands is a popular spot for picnickers.
10.02km from West Kirby Beach
Birkenhead Park is one of Britain's foremost historic parks, and indeed, is a pioneer in the development of public parks across the world. The park was designated a conservation area in 1977 and declared a Grade I listed landscape by English Heritage in 1995. The park influenced the design of Central Park in New York and Sefton Park in Liverpool.
Williamson Art Gallery & Museum
10.03km from West Kirby Beach
Williamson Art Gallery & Museum stands at the core of the Wirral Museums Service, offering fourteen gallery spaces that regularly host changing exhibitions of national and local significance. It also houses one of the best art collections in the North West of England in its beautifully proportioned galleries. The gallery also hosts regular exhibitions that can include work by nationally and internationally renowned artists. There are regular musical concerts and the gallery is also a venue for
Wirral Transport Museum & Heritage Tramway
11.63km from West Kirby Beach
Wirral Transport Museum is a museum situated approximately 0.5 miles (800 m) from the Mersey Ferry service at Woodside, Birkenhead, England. Admission into the museum is free with a broad selection of vintage and classic vehicles, including trams, buses, cars, motorcycles, mopeds, bikes, and a fire engine. It also includes views of ongoing projects in the museum's workshops, a 26 feet long model railway layout.
11.98km from West Kirby Beach
Birkenhead Priory is the oldest standing building on Merseyside founded in 1150. The remains of the priory are recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building and it is a Scheduled Ancient Monument.
12.24km from West Kirby Beach
View the amazing life on board a real German U-boat at this award-winning attraction, U-534, one of only four U-boats left in the world. Through the exhibition's interactive and audio-visual exhibits you will gain a unique insight into life on board the submarine during wartime, and learn more about the history of U-534 through the well preserved artefacts. You will see into the cross-sectioned submarine and discover its amazing story through a highly interactive and exciting exhibition.
Vale Park, New Brighton
12.27km from West Kirby Beach
Vale Park is a historic Victorian park in New Brighton, Merseyside, England. It features formal gardens, a rose garden, and a bandstand. The park opened in 1899 and has hosted weekly brass band concerts through the summer months since the day the park opened. The park has formal gardens, a children's play area, a cafe, toilets, a rose garden, annual bedding displays, open grass areas, a kick about pitch, a fairy garden, and outdoor fitness equipment.
New Brighton Lighthouse
12.65km from West Kirby Beach
New Brighton Lighthouse is a decommissioned lighthouse situated at the confluence of the River Mersey and Liverpool Bay on an outcrop off New Brighton known locally as Perch Rock. The tower rises 90ft above the rock, the first half of which is solid. To gain access when the tide is out a ladder is needed to reach the first of the 15 iron rungs built in to the side of the tower that lead up to the door.
Lady Lever Art Gallery
12.79km from West Kirby Beach
The Lady Lever Art Gallery The gallery was founded by William Hesketh Lever and is dedicated to the memory of his wife Elizabeth and it houses one of the UK’s finest collections of fine and decorative art. One of the iconic attractions in this area and The collection is strong in British 19th-century painting and sculpture, spilling over to include late 18th-century and early 20th works.
Port Sunlight Museum
12.88km from West Kirby Beach
A beautiful and majestic museum was located in the heart of the model village in Wirral. It tells the story of ‘soap king’ William Hesketh Lever, his great vision for the village and the lives of the people who lived and worked in Port Sunlight. It has displays from the vintage soap packaging to Ringo Starr’s first performance with the Beatles in the village in 1962. Through film shows, interactives, models, and an array of intriguing artifacts you can discover the tale of this inspirational vil
13.22km from West Kirby Beach
Liverpool Cruise Terminal has a reputation as one of the most desirable cruise destinations in Europe, which was placed in the Irish Sea, Liverpool is an efficient, friendly, and convenient UK departure point, rich in maritime heritage and the birthplace of the first passenger cruise line. The city is already one of Europe’s most popular city break destinations. And the increased number of cruise ships stopping here reflects the popularity of this must-visit city.
13.29km from West Kirby Beach
The Mersey Ferry is a ferry service operating on the River Mersey in northwest England, between Liverpool to the east and Birkenhead and Wallasey on the Wirral Peninsula to the west. Ferries have been used on this route since at least the 12th century, and continue to be popular for both local people and visitors. The ferries share the workload of cross-river ferrying, charter cruises and the Manchester Ship Canal cruise. The service is operated by Merseytravel, under the “Mersey Ferries” brand.
The Wirral Way
13.3km from West Kirby Beach
The Wirral Way is a path on the track of an old railway that goes from West Kirby to Hooton in mid-Wirral offering superb views over the Dee Estuary to Wales. Originally the railway formed a circuit of Wirral and this is the missing link. Birds nest in the dense hedges or feed on the berries in winter, and you may see up to ten kinds of butterflies in summer.