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Hilbre Island

England
+44 151 625 3292
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Remember to level three hour before high water

Excellent walk with stunning views, just remember to be off the island three hours before high... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pablo J
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Stunning!

Had an enjoyable walk over to the islands in absolutely gorgeous weather. Take time to do your... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
travellinrabbit
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent walk with stunning views, just remember to be off the island three hours before high water. In the summer months the RNLI beach lifeguards are around to help you and have good advice. Great place to see seals if you walk right down to...More

Thank Pablo J
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Had an enjoyable walk over to the islands in absolutely gorgeous weather. Take time to do your research, to check the tide times and to follow the recommended route. Passed little eye and middle eye before arriving at Hilbre Island. The views were amazing and...More

1  Thank travellinrabbit
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

Hope you like walking takes for ever to get there safely, worth it though went to all the island great views great for picnic if you are lucky you will see a seal or two we didn't has a loo mine had giant spider web...More

1  Thank liz s
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Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

great walk , and day out with the kids , take some water with you though with the weather at the moment

Thank Paul M
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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

Just returned from visiting hilbre island and was taken away by its pure beauty. The walk to the island itself is great as you walk across the beach to get there in some spots the going gets a bit difficult. Once on the island your...More

Thank spde83
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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

The Hilbre Islands are 3 tidal islands off the coast of the Wirral - accessible only when the tide is out by walking over the sands from West Kirby. Check the tide times before setting off. It's a lovely walk whatever the weather; though a...More

1  Thank dswatts69
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

We went on the boat tour around Hilbre Island today organised with Wirral Sailing Centre and it was just brilliant! Went with husband and our 8 year old son and his friend and we all loved it. saw seals swimming and bobbing up to take...More

3  Thank Paula S
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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Check the tide times and stick to the recommended routes ! A nice leisurely walk , about 7km / 2hrs to the furthest island and back. Didn’t see any seals personally but keep an eye out.

Thank Jack A
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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Fab day out me my husband & 10year old son walked from Hoylake took about 25 minutes We could just make out the seals on the sandbank But there are seal watch people with telescope & bioniculars there so you can see them perfectly there...More

4  Thank jayne h
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

Late summer great walk with good friends in glorious sunshine. Hilbre islands are about an hours walk from West Kirby seafront, a lovely local nature reserve with seals basking just off shore. Lots of bird life chasing a shoal of fish and stunning views of...More

3  Thank B0rderers
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Paul H
22 July 2018|
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Response from travellinrabbit | Reviewed this property |
It really depends on how quickly you walk and how long you spend at each island on the way out there. I would say from Dee Lane to reach Hilbre Island you would be looking at around one hour, as it is slippery and wet in... More
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Sophie I
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Response from JohnTripAdviser | Reviewed this property |
Some people follow the tide out, best Google ideal times as they change each day.
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