This is an unofficial site for the well known Hilbre Island that is situated in the River Dee off the Wirral Coast near West Kirby and Hoylake. We’ve published this site to provide useful information about the island and the surrounding coastal area and hope you like it! Hilbre is actually the largest of the three islands that you can see from the shore. The smallest is called Little Eye, the one in the middle is called Middle Eye and Hilbre is the largest and the only inhabited one. The islands are home to a wide variety of bird and wildlife and the Dee Estuary itself is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) – please treat the area and the wildlife with respect.
Did you know that Hilbre Island and the Dee Estuary were used as decoy sites during WWII? Apparently the islands and the River Dee were made to look like the Mersey Estuary in an attempt to confuse … [Read More...]