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Hilbre Island

+44 151 625 3292
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Amazing island walk

Late summer great walk with good friends in glorious sunshine. Hilbre islands are about an hours... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Interesting place

very nice walk especially with nice weather. make sure to go the recommended route and be careful... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank B0rderers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very nice walk especially with nice weather. make sure to go the recommended route and be careful with the tides times. great for a nice sunday afternoon!

3  Thank MrPJW
Reviewed 18 August 2017

I am writing a review after researching on going to Hilbre island and failing to find any information on where to park etc. It is simple on where to go and park. Just head to the town centre, find the big Morrison's en route to...More

1  Thank klwklw2014
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Visited West Kirby and checked the tide times to see if it was safe to walk to Hilbre Islsnd. We were assured that it was quite safe and thoroughly enjoyed our walk in less than 3 hours. We saw seals in the sea and the...More

Thank stanleyedmund
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Its a long walk,but it goes quickly!2 miles one hour!You need to be reasonably fit,to face the walk back ,it looks a fair distance!Lol! There were cakes and tea ,£1 each,good value!on the island, Toilets are free! It was great fun,the sandstone is of a...More

Thank wlshdave2
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

It's a good walk out - very windswept too. Make sure that you check the tide times - helpful RNLI people on hand to advise you but easy enough to google beforehand. We were lucky enough to see some seals. NB Take a flask of...More

Thank BillB_10
Reviewed 16 July 2017

walking out to Hilbre takes around an hour via Little Eye, Middle Eye, all the way to the main island being coastal it is naturally very windy on most days, so don't let the coollness of the breeze fool you on sunny days! also a...More

Thank Simon P
Reviewed 4 July 2017

saw a colony of seals albeit from a distance. it was wonderful - lots of oystercatchers too . cant believe its taken me so long to do this!

Thank ali1liverpool
Reviewed 2 July 2017

High energy coastline with lots to offer for geography fieldwork. Numerous safe access points down to the coast Caves, arches, stacks, blowholes, geos, cliffs, wave-cut platforms, beaches, headlands, wave-cut notches, rockfalls etc.!

1  Thank katefly380
Reviewed 22 June 2017

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
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Sophie I
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
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.