I love where I live, and I love to watch the sunset. There are so many fantastic spots to enjoy a sunset in Wirral that I just had to put this blog post together. Here are the best places to watch a sunset in Wirral and why from a local’s point of view.
Thanks to its location, the Wirral boasts stunning sunsets. I love a sunset walk, picnic or paddle. Over the years, I have found a few fab spots to watch sunsets in Wirral and wanted to let you all in on a few of my favourite locations. Whichever you choose, you will be treated to a stunning display of natural beauty. So here are the best places to watch a sunset in Wirral from a local’s point of view. (Fish and chips or BBQ and beer are optional!)
1. West Kirby
- Easy to access for a last-minute visit.
- Plenty of places to eat and drink nearby.
- Accessible marine lake circular walk with spectacular views.
I will start with West Kirby beach, one of my favourite spots to watch a sunset in Wirral. It’s accessible and easy to get to, so it’s perfect for those last-minute moments when you just fancy popping out after work or a meal. There are several ways to enjoy a sunset at West Kirby beach. Devour some fish and chips from Marigolds on a bench on the promenade or even in your car. Find a comfortable spot on the sand to watch the sun go down; you could take a picnic or have a little BBQ. Or walk around the Marine Lake, stopping to take in the changing colours of the sky as you go. Take your camera with you to capture the stunning views; it’s a fabulous spot for photographers.
2. Wirral Country Park and Thurstaston and beach
- A quieter and more peaceful spot.
- Plenty of parking and easy to access the common. There is, however, steep access to the beach.
- A perfect place for a BBQ as there are designated BBQ areas.
Thurstaston beach is my all-time favourite spot to watch the sunset. The Wirral Country Park is lovely to explore, then end your visit by watching the sun go down. There is plenty of parking, picnic spots, benches and even dedicated BBQ areas here. The beach is much quieter than the park and can only be reached via a steep climb down through woodland or the slipway past the caravan park. We love finding a secluded spot to watch the sun dip down behind North Wales. The views over the Dee Estuary towards North Wales are just incredible.
3. Caldy beach
- Great for BBQs and picnics, there are picnic benches and a grass area.
- Easy to access, there is street parking.
- It can be accessed from the Wirral Way.
A close favourite spot to Thurstaston, Caldy beach is much quieter than West Kirby beach and is only a few minutes along the coast. Just a short walk or drive from the promenade. It’s on the Wirral Way too. We love it here because you can BBQ/picnic on the grassy headland above the beach or head down to the sand to watch the sky fill with warm and vibrant colours. In addition, the beach provides a stunning backdrop for the sunset, with its vast expanse of sand and the sea stretching out into the distance. You will see the sunset beyond Hilbre Island.
4. New Brighton
- Lots of restaurants and attractions nearby.
- New Brighton has a little bit of everything you want from the seaside and is perfect if you love traditional seaside fun.
- You can get fantastic photos of the sunset at the beach with the lighthouse in the background.
Another fantastic spot to watch the sunset in Wirral is New Brighton. New Brighton has a little bit of everything you want from the seaside and is perfect if you love traditional seaside fun. There are arcades, fish and chip shops, restaurants, activities and a cinema. Across from New Brighton seafront, just before the shops and restaurants, there is plenty of open green space (New Brighton Dips) perfect for picnics, football and other family games and learning to ride bikes. You can get fantastic photos of the sunset at the beach with the lighthouse in the background.
5. Wallasey beach
- The long promenade here is ideal for a walk or bike ride.
- Close to New Brighton’s attractions and facilities, yet feels more peaceful.
- We love to beach comb here. We always find interesting bits and bobs to craft with.
Another lovely spot is Wallasey beach. There is plenty of sand here and a promenade. It boasts endless views, making it a perfect spot to watch the sun dip below the horizon. The long promenade here is ideal for a walk or bike ride. One of the best things about Wallasey beach is that it can get busy, but it always feels peaceful due to its size and proximity to busier New Brighton. There’s a car park and in the summer an ice cream van. We love to beach comb here. We always find interesting bits and bobs to craft with! This makes it the perfect spot for a peaceful evening watching the sunset.
6. Hoylake beach
- The long promenade here is ideal for a walk or bike ride.
- The sun sets into the sea in the distance here in the summer months, which is spectacular!
- There are lots of restaurants and pubs nearby to enjoy.
Of course, I have to include Hoylake! It’s my home and my everyday go-to spot for a beach walk. During the Summer months, the sunsets here are just spectacular. The sun sets into the water in the distance, and watching it sink like a lava lamp is gorgeous. The promenade is long and perfect for a walk or cycle. There’s beach access and plenty of sand. So next time you find yourself in Hoylake, take the time to watch the sunset – you won’t regret it!
This is just a selection of my favourite spots to enjoy a Wirral sunset; there are so many more just as beautiful. Remember, you can walk the entire promenade from West Kirby to New Brighton, with only a small section between West Kirby and Hoylake, where you have to leave the promenade and walk along the beach; it’s a great way to spend time outdoors. Wirral offers some of the most breathtaking sunset views in the UK. I hope you have found this selection of spots to witness the sunsets over Wirral helpful. Let me know if you try any out in the comments.
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