Customer Update

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement yesterday, it has been confirmed that there will be a four-step ‘roadmap’ route out of the current lockdown restrictions in England.
Two key dates for Wirral Leisure are 29th March and the 12th April when outdoor and then indoor sports facilities respectively will be allowed to reopen, if it is safe to do so.
We are processing all the information and guidelines from the announcement and will provide customers with an update as soon as possible.
Thank you so much for your continued support, we look forward to being able to reopen our facilities again soon.


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


3 weeks ago

Thursday morning sunrise at the lake ❤Photo credit: Steve Deer ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

A one-way system is being introduced around the lake; please see below. ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

Well done, and thanks for everything you do, to all involved in this rescue. ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

You can't beat a West Kirby sunset!Photo credit: Martina Smy​​ (photographed March 2016) ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Congratulations to our amazing eco-warrior, and sailing instructor, Bernie Hailwood, who has made the very best use of our old, no longer fit for purpose, wetsuits! Brilliant job, Bernie! 👍❤🐑 ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

CUSTOMER ANNOUNCEMENT - 05/01/2021Due to the new national lockdown announced by the Prime Minister yesterday evening, Wirral Sailing Centre and West Kirby Marine Lake are now closed until further notice. Licences will be frozen from today, Tuesday 5th January. Additionally, all leisure centres, football pitches and golf courses are closed. The fantastic team of Invigor8 instructors will continue to offer an excellent range of online exercise sessions on the Invigor8 Facebook page www.facebook.com/search/top?q=invigor8an and an updated timetable will be available in the next few days.We'd like to thank you for your patience during this time and hope to see you on the water again soon when it's safe to do so. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

As the sun goes down for the last time in 2020 the team at Wirral Sailing Centre would like to wish you all a safe and peaceful New Year. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

This afternoon's sun setting in the new building! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

The team at Wirral Sailing Centre would like to wish you all a peaceful and Happy Christmas!Looks as though Santa's delivering something rather special this year!...and on a more serious note, to our licence holders, all of our systems went down today, including the phones! Unfortunately we can't get this resolved until Monday 4th January but we will let you onto the carpark when the centre's staffed. Just give us a shout in the White Cabin on the way in! ... 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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