This dog friendly, shingle and sandy beach is located on Wirral’s western coast. Backed by subsiding clay clifffs, the beach provides a fantastic day out with kids in Wirral. Take the bucket and spades, enjoy a run about in the open space, hunt for shells and other goodies, take a picnic and enjoy a few games on this free day out with kids.
The beach lies between Thurstaston and Heswall and forms a small and unspoilt stretch of coast line which is usually a pretty quiet place to visit depending on when you travel but can get busy at weekends. A gentle stroll along the clean sands enables families to enjoy excellent coastal views out to Hilbre Island, and across the water to the Clywdian Hills.
The area above the beach is mostly parkland and Thurstaston Visitor Centre provides an outdoor barbeque space, nature displays and a kiosk selling refeshments such as a well deserved Ice cream. There is also a large field for playing ball games and a picnic area.
Thurstaston Common and the Wirral Country Park overlook the beach, and Church Farm is also located nearby so if you wish to extend your day out, you could always visit these areas too.
Parking and access – Station Road from Thurstaston village leads to a car parking area located next to the Wirral Way cycle path and near to Thurstaston Visitor Centre. Access to the beach is then just a short walk to the end of the lane, then follow the path to the right which leads to some wooden steps down to the shore.
*Please be advised that there are signs that advise against swimming due to the tides and currents.
*A cliff face runs the entire length of the beach but the cliffs are hazardous, being subject to erosion, and should not be climbed.
*We would advise you to check the tide times.
*Not easily accessible for some due to the steps.