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Hilbre Island

+44 151 625 3292
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A haven of peace and quiet.

Hillbre Island, a medium walk across the sands from West Kirby offers a haven of peace and quiet... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Harold C
Chester, United Kingdom
Beautiful bracing walk!

This is a lovely 4 mile round trip from West Kirby. Good footwear recommended, although we did see... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday

Hillbre Island, a medium walk across the sands from West Kirby offers a haven of peace and quiet away from the crowded mainland. Sit and enjoy the sight of seals swimming offshore and seabirds feeding on the rocks and beaches. Check the tides before starting,...More

Thank Harold C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely 4 mile round trip from West Kirby. Good footwear recommended, although we did see people walking barefoot. Definitely check the tide times before setting off! The island is quiet and pretty (and windy) with plenty of wildflowers, birds and even seals.

Thank Ian_b642014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked from the slipway by the sailing centre in West Kirby (near morrisons). It took 40 minutes at a easy pace.Wear hiking boots or wellies as it can be muddy and wet ,also you don,t want to slip on the rocks as you clamber...More

Thank david c
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Not done the walk for many years decided to go again checked tides and off we went with the dogs they loved it fascinating place and lovely to be out in the sea air I would definitely recommend this 👍☀️

Thank Menorca100
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

I've visited West Kirby a number of times but never taken the walk over to the Island. It probably helped that it was a sunny day and underfoot wasn't too soggy (make sure you're prepared with the correct footwear) We didn't walk to fast and...More

1  Thank Ruth L
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Would check tides before you go and follow the recommended route from the slipway at West Kirby. It's a lovely walk to Little Eye, Middle Eye and then to Hilbre Island. Wear wellies and pack plenty of water. You can usually see seals bobbing around...More

1  Thank rmack1978
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Walked tut to Hilbre yesterday and did a couple of circuits of the marina and clocked up about 8 miles in total. Just a wonderful day with lovely weather made this walk a delight. We stopped at Morrisons before to pick up a picnic and...More

1  Thank westgate123
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed the experience. had walking boots and only paddled in very small amount of water. Had loats of time so a relaxing walk and picnic. Took 1 hr to Hilbre, had lunch, a wander and then walked back. Saw seals in the sea...More

Thank rally5
Reviewed 20 February 2017

took the dogs for a lovely walk to hilbre island absoulte delight, lovely day no wind , it was our first time on the island what a perfect day everything except seals but what a wonderful FREE day, walked to the islands and back then...More

1  Thank Cocko M
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the day however we did get very wet and dirty trainers and jeans would of been a better idea to wear wellies. The walk is quite far but doable however once on the island there is nothing there to do so our daughter wasn't...More

4  Thank Leanne C
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Sophie I
Wait 4 hours after low tide befor starting out?
27 November 2016|
Response from JohnTripAdviser | Reviewed this property |
Some people follow the tide out, best Google ideal times as they change each day.
Anna D
Is it suitable for wheelchair users?
24 August 2015|
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Response from WirralWanderer77 | Reviewed this property |
I really don't think so. There are parts which are quite difficult to traverse across slippery rocks etc.