This popular beach is located on the Dee Estuary and has impressive views across to Wales. Wind surfing and kite surfing are possible, although restrictions are in place to protect swimmers. The Marine Lake provides facilities for tuition and other water sports. At low tide, it's possible to walk to the Hilbre group of islands, a Local Nature Reserve with excellent bird watching opportunities; or to neighbouring Hoylake, where an SSSI protects the natterjack toad in the sand dunes. A little inland is the start of the Wirral Way, an 11 km (7 mi) walk along a former railway line, which follows the Dee Estuary.