Set between the River Dee and River Mersey, the Wirral Peninsula stretches for around 15 miles before it reaches the Irish Sea. A mix of rolling countryside, commuter towns and some pretty villages, the Wirral is easily accessed with the M53 motorway running its length.
Across the Mersey is the port city of Liverpool which spills over the river to the docks of Birkenhead. In terms of beaches this side of the Wirral doesn't have much to offer. However, from the mouth of the Mersey around to the Dee estuary are some popular sandy stretches.
The Wirral beaches all have large tidal ranges and vary from narrow sandy strips to vast expanses of flat sand depending on the tide. As you head around the coast, away from Liverpool the backdrop tends to get a little more rural. A number of the beaches have golf courses as a backdrop whilst Thurstaston is part of the Wirral Country Park.
Thurstaston Beach sits on the sandy shoreline of the Dee Estuary looking out over the water to Wales and the Clwydian Hills. Sitting at the foot of clay cliffs this sand and shingle beach is wonderfully unspoilt.