Wallasey Beach - 10 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Wallasey 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.
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Things to Do at Wallasey Beach
Wallasey Beach is a great place to enjoy the outdoors and take in the fresh sea air. If you're feeling energetic, you can go for a swim (the water is very cold most times of the year), go for a walk along the promenade, or hire an escooter and explore the local area.
During low tides, visitors can walk far out and still the waters will be only at waist height. The beach is an ideal spot for kids and dogs as it is fairly uncrowded, and clean, and there is plenty of space. There are winding cycling and walking trails through the dunes providing a nice way to explore nature around the beach.
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History of Wallasey Beach
During low spring tides, visitors can walk to the wreck of the SS Denham from Wallasey Beach. SS Denham was a survey vessel of the Mersey Docks & Harbours which sunk after hitting a German sea mine in 1946. After the end of the world war in 1945, the German mines in the area remained a hazard for shipping for many years. The wreck's wheelhouse and funnel were dispersed so as not to cause a hazard to shipping.
Best Time to Visit Wallasey Beach
Low tide at Wallasey Beach exposes a wide stretch of sand, making it the perfect time to enjoy activities like sunbathing and strolling along the shore. Keep in mind that the water level can drop quickly, so be sure to check tide schedules before heading out. If you're visiting during high tide, it is ideal for swimming, bodyboarding, and other water sports.
Tips for Visiting Wallasey Beach
- Free parking is available at the beach premises.
- There are not any toilets at the beach. A long walk will be needed to find the nearest toilet.
- Explore the tide pools. You will love exploring the tide pools at low tide to see what creatures can be found among the rocks. Just be careful not to get cut on any barnacles.
- Check the tidal conditions before you go.
Interesting Facts and Trivias About Wallasey Beach
- The town of Wallasey was used to host some of the early gigs of the legendary band Beatles.
How Much Time Did Visitors Spend at Wallasey Beach
On average visitors spend 2 hours exploring the beach. If you are with kids or dogs or exploring the shipwreck at low tides, you could easily spend half a day here.
How to Reach Wallasey Beach
From Liverpool, you can either take a train or come by car to Wallasey Beach. If driving, there are parking spots available at the beach. If coming by train, reach Wallasey Grove Road station from Liverpool Lime Street station, the beach is at a walkable distance.
Entrance Fee of Wallasey Beach
There is no entrance fee for Wallasey Beach. Parking is also free.
Opening Hours of Wallasey Beach
Wallasey Beach is open 24 hours a day throughout the year.
Attractions Near Wallasey Beach
New Brighton Lighthouse
2.77km from Wallasey 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.
Vale Park, New Brighton
2.78km from Wallasey 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.
3.55km from Wallasey 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.
4.7km from Wallasey 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.
Wirral Transport Museum & Heritage Tramway
5.48km from Wallasey 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.
Discover More Attractions in Merseyside, Home of Wallasey Beach
Merseyside is a metropolitan and ceremonial county in North West England. Visit the home of British glass at the World of Glass museum in St Helens, a fascinating town also known for its rugby league heritage. See wild animals up close and personal at Knowsley Safari Park, take in Anthony Gormley’s unique art installation on Crosby Beach and visit Formby Point to see one of England’s last strongholds for red squirrels – go see before they disappear for good.