Wirral Sailing Centre and West Kirby Marine Lake are now open for the launch of personal equipment with a licence.

All activities must be booked in advance.

Book sessions online here.

To speak to a member of the Sailing Centre Team, please call 0151 929 7707 or email wirralsailingcentre@wirral.gov.uk.

All licences purchased prior to the recent national lockdown in January will be extended in line with the closure period.

Information on other Leisure Facilities can be found on our homepage


Weather at West Kirby Marine Lake (weather station located at the North end of the lake and jointly funded by West Kirby Windsurfers and Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council).



Wirral Sailing Centre is based at West Kirby Marine Lake and is run by a highly qualified team of instructors offering a range of water sports activities. 

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One Day Session (All Crafts)£10
1 Month Licence (Kayak/SUP)£20
1 Month Licence (Dinghy/Windsurf)£23
3 Month Licence (Kayak/SUP)£30.45
3 Month Licence (Dinghy/Windsurf)£42.78


  • Licences can be purchased by telephone on 0151 929 7707 (9am – 4pm daily) or 0151 606 2010 (Mon to Fri 9am – 5pm)
  • Three month or daily licences are available. All licence holders must also book a session before 5pm on the day they wish to visit   
  • Visitors to the Lake will be provided with an access code in order to access the car park, this code will change daily
  • Members with a three month licence can now book up to three days in advance of their visit to the marine lake.  On arrival please call and you will be checked in and given the barrier code.
  • To use the lake early in the morning before staff arrive at 09:00 please book the day before and you will be given the barrier code to use the following morning.  Note that if you leave after 09:00 you will need to call for the exit barrier code.
  • Advanced bookings can be cancelled at any time.  Please remember to call and cancel if your plans change or your booking will be flagged as a “no show”.

All customer registration, purchase of licences and bookings can be made by telephone. If you have registered your details with Wirral Leisure and have an existing Member ID number, please try to have it available when you call.  Please do not leave an answer phone message to book a session.

TELEPHONE: 0151 929 7707 (9am – 4pm daily or 0151 606 2010 (9am – 5pm Mon – Fri)

Our staff are working toward being able to offer activities and training courses and further information will be available in the near future.  For now we can only offer access to lake licence holders and the Wirral Sailing Centre site will not be open.

Essential information


Not West Kirby but too good not to share!Hoylake lifeboat, photographed from Meols, on a bitterly cold day with Wales in the background.Photo credit: Rara Sara ... See MoreSee Less
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Revalidating our 1st Aid certificates today. Feels great to be back at work and lovely to see some of our team of instructors. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

A busy, breezy Easter weekend on the water; brilliant to see so many licence holders back in action! We'd like to apologise to anyone who had difficulty in contacting the centre by phone over the weekend; we've experienced some IT issues and are also finding our feet with the new till system. Thanks for some helpful suggestions and for your patience too!Photo credit: Simon Moore ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

UPDATE FOR LICENCE HOLDERSThe phones are back up and running! You can now call the centre on 0151 929 7707 to purchase or reinstate a licence, and to obtain the barrier access code if you have a booking for today. Please don't all call at once! 👍Remember, you can also purchase licences, and make a booking online: wirral.xncloud.co.uk/LhWeb/en/Public/HomeWe're thrilled to be able to welcome you back! ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR LAKE LICENCE HOLDERSDespite our best efforts we have an unresolved issue with the centre phones. We hope that this will be resolved as a matter of urgency tomorrow morning, however, we know that lots of you are planning to windsurf tomorrow so:Please, if you need to purchase a licence could you do so in advance and online:wirral.xncloud.co.uk/LhWeb/en/Public/HomeIf you need to reinstate a licence, make a booking or require the barrier access code please call the Wirral Leisure Team on 0151 606 2010. One of our wardens will be available to assist with the barrier tomorrow so if you've booked on and not been able to obtain the access code please give him a shout in the White Cabin.We'll post again here just as soon as this issue is resolved and enjoy the wind! ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

Please don't call the centre until Monday 29th March! Other options available below.Wirral Sailing Centre and West Kirby Marine Lake open from Monday 29th March to licence holders ⛵️Users will be able to launch their own craft at the lake from Monday 29th March and can purchase or reinstate a licence now! All licences purchased prior to the recent national lockdown in January will be extended in line with the closure period; licence holders may request to reinstate a licence by emailing wirralsailingcentre@wirral.gov.uk or calling the sailing team on 0151 929 7707 from Monday 29th March. Alternatively 1 day or 3 month licences are available to purchase online now: wirral.xncloud.co.uk/LhWeb/en/Public/Home You can also call the Wirral Leisure team on 0151 606 2010 (Mon – Thurs 9am – 7pm, Fri 9am – 5pm, Sat/Sun 9am – 3pm). NB public toilets are available on West Kirby Prom; the centre toilets and changing rooms will not be available in the short term.We look forward to seeing you on the water soon 🤙 ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

We're getting lots of enquiries about training activities on the lake so we'd like to reassure you that small group training will resume soon. We need to run some refresher training with our team of instructors and some essential equipment checks first so please bear with us as we don't anticipate that this will take too long. We'll keep you posted and can't wait to see you back on the water soon 😎⛵️🛶 ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

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4 weeks ago

Excellent news for lake licence holders 👍Please note that we will issue further information about training shortly. ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

The new building looking sharp in today's spring sunshine. ... See MoreSee Less
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Wirral Sailing Centre is:


Wirral Sailing Centre
South Parade
West Kirby
CH48 0QG

Tel: 0151 929 7707

Email: wirralsailingcentre@wirral.gov.uk

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