West Kirby is a busy beach, but you can find peace and quiet by walking away from the town end, where the water sports are based. Behind the dunes is salt marsh, this area behind the beach making up the Red Rocks Marsh Local Nature Reserve. Many birds roost here and are protected during high tides by Dee Estuary Volunteer Wardens. You can also look out from the beach to Hilbre Island, which is accessible on foot at low tide. In short, there’s plenty of action by the town and plenty of nature away from it, something for everyone.
Marko’s beach eulogy
A musical connection for Simon.
High tide at West Kirby.