Thurstaston Beach is situated on the south side of the Wirral Peninsular and adjacent to Thurstaston Common which is a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest), and a local nature reserve.
Thurstaston Beach is a long, (and at high tide), sandy beach along side the tidal river Dee. It affords beautiful views across to North Wales and out to the mouth of the river estuary.
It is little known about, except by locals, who love the destination: but you can often go there and it is deserted, giving one the feeling of peace and serenity.
Partway along the beach there is the most picture perfect white cottage, the residents of which only have access vehicular to their home at low tide! No popping out if you’ve forgotten the milk! It is also the home to Shore Cottage Studio, run by Wirral artists offering creative workshops right on the beach front. The studio itself was the subject of George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces on Channel 4, where he described it as “Absolutely amazing! So calm and peaceful”.
During low tide flocks of wading birds can be seen and heard on the sand flats, making a spectacular sight.
The beach is both sandy and stony at low tide and is popular with individuals enjoying outdoor pursuits, for example, walkers, runners and sailors. What I love about it is that you can go there all year round. Perfect for winter walks followed by a hot chocolate at the café nearby, or a warm summer’s day trip followed by an ice cream!
The nearby Thurstaston Common has been used for many product and PR shots for Seashore No4 as it affords an elevated position with views of the beach in the background.
If you fancy a visit Thurstaston Beach can be found on the south side of the Wirral Peninsular, and north west of the village of Heswall.