Wirral Sailing Centre is now open for customers to access West Kirby Marine Lake indegenerique.frThis first phase of reopening allows lake licence holders to access the Lake with their own craft and equipment. Pre booking and payment is essential on 0151 929 7707.

Licences are available for a single day and a three month period. Once a licence has been purchased the holder will need to book in order to gain access to the car park and use the marine lake. 

Further details can be found in the guidance booklet which is available using the “ESSENTIAL INFORMATION” link below and should be read before registering or booking.

Essential information
T's and C's


  • Licences can be purchased by telephone on 0151 929 7707
  • Three month or daily licences are available however all licence holders must also book a session   
  • 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.
  • Booking in advance is being made available on a trial basis. If there is abuse of the process with lots of “no shows” the trial will end.
  • 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 answerphone message to book a session.

TELEPHONE: 0151 929 7707

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.


One Day Session (All Crafts)3 Month Licence (Kayak/SUP)3 Month Licence (Dinghy/Windsurf)


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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Covid-19 NHS Test & Trace App
Licence holders please see below. As our building isn't currently open to the public, posters are displayed by the entry barrier to the carpark. We already record your details for tracing purposes; this is an extra precaution and we would like to advise you all to use the app - it's quick and easy to use. Thank you.COVID-19 Test and Trace App📱

From today, any customers visiting a Wirral Leisure facility will be expected to register their attendance on the NHS Test and Trace APP. QR codes will be available to scan around our facilities including Leisure Centres, Golf courses, Sailing Centre and Football pitches and you will be automatically contacted if you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid 19.

It's simple to use, just follow these simple steps when you arrive at one of our facilities:
⚫️ Download the NHS Test and Trace App (Download ahead of your visit to save time)
⚫️Scan the QR code on the poster displayed
Your information will help the NHS and local authorities respond quickly to outbreaks, stop the virus spreading and save lives. Social distancing and extra hygiene measures are in place as usual.
Booking is essential for all facilities, all queries can be messaged to bookingsandinformation@wirral.gov.uk

#testandtrace #staysafe
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7 days ago

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Sunset and moonlight; a glorious evening at the lake yesterday, with plenty of paddle boarders and kayakers making the most of the still water.
Photos by Amanda Swift - Ellis and Wirral Sailing Centre.
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We've just unpacked our new dinosaur and crocodile "Sproglet" buoyancy aids! Ordered last year these are quite possibly the cutest you'll ever see! 🦖🐊
We can't wait to see some little people using these next summer🤞
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2 weeks ago

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Congratulations to Seasonal Lake Warden, Dario Pisani!
Today marks Dario's last shift this summer as he is off to start his university studies in London. Dario has been a regular at the centre for the last 10 years and must have completed just about every course we offer as a customer before he joined our team!
Good luck Dario, thanks for everything and we'll miss you! ⛵
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2 weeks ago

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The new building looking rather good in today's glorious sunshine! ☀️😎
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Sneak peek! Our first tour of the new building since March - good things come to those who wait 🤞
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4 weeks ago

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1 month ago

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Early morning mindful moment!
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2 months ago

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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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