Wirral - Most Beautiful Beaches


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.

  • New Brighton (Wallasey) © Graham Robson | BY-SA

    1. New Brighton (Wallasey) Beach

    New Brighton Beach, in the north-east corner of the Wirral peninsula offers an attractive 3/4-mile stretch of golden sand.  In the summer months it is a popular destination for…

  • West Kirby © Eirian Evans | BY-SA

    2. West Kirby Beach

    West Kirby is a clean and easily accessible sandy beach on the Wirral Peninsula, at the mouth of the River Dee.  It offers fine views across the Dee Estuary and towards the hills…

  • Leasowe Bay © Jeff Buck | BY-SA

    3. Leasowe Bay

    Set at the northern end of the Wirral Peninsula,  Leasowe Bay is a wide, clean sandy beach. Backed by low-lying sand dunes and a hay meadow, the beach has a surprisingly wild…

  • Thurstaston Beach © Tim Dutton | BY-SA

    4. Thurstaston Beach

    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.

    Swimming at Thurstaston…

  • Meols © William Starkey | BY-SA

    5. Meols Beach

    Meols lies on the Wirral Peninsula, between Hoylake and Wallasey, just off the A553.  At low tide the small stretch of shingle beach here becomes a wide expanse of sand and mudflats.  


  • Moreton © Steve Daniels | BY-SA

    6. Moreton Beach

    Moreton lies on the Wirral Peninsula, about 2.5 miles west of New Brighton. At high tide the beach, which has…

  • Red Rocks © Jeff Buck | BY-SA

    7. Red Rocks Beach

    Hoylake Red Rocks beach is situated on Hilbre Point at the tip of the Wirral peninsula. It looks out over the Irish Sea to one side and the River Dee to the other. In between the two…