How do I get to Hilbre Island?

The Safest Route to Hilbre Island
  1. Start from Dee Lane Slipway, which is adjacent to the Marine Lake, West Kirby.
  2. Walk toward Little Eye, the smallest of the three islands, keeping it on your right.
  3. As soon as you pass Little Eye turn right and continue on the sand passing Little Hilbre {or Middle Eye} on your left.

Is it possible to drive out to Hilbre? No.It is only on foot. Only 43 unbridged tidal islands in the UK can be reached on foot from the mainland. Walking to the Hilbre Islands at low tide has been a popular leisure activity for decades.

Where do you park to walk to Hilbre Island?

There is a large public car park on the sea side of the Morrisons supermarket car park close to the entrance to West Kirby beach. It is a pay and display car park.

Can you live on Hilbre Island?

The islands are part of a metropolitan area. They are part of the estuary site of special scientific interest. The islands have no permanent residents.

Can you walk to Hilbre Island from Hoylake?

There is a footpath leading onto the island from the south end of Hilbre. Do not cross from one place to another.

Can I walk to Hilbre Island at low tide?

The starting point for the walk from the mainland to Hilbre Island is Dee Lane, West Kirby. Spring Tides are high at Hilbre Island at least two hours before high tide.

Are dogs allowed on Hilbre Island?

Are dogs allowed on Hilbre Island? Dogs are allowed, but please be on a lead.

Can you walk to Hilbre Island from Red Rocks?

There is a deep channel and mud between Red Rocks and Hilbre, so don’t attempt to cross there.

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