Hoylake is really a residential town but I guess one of its main attractions must be the beach. Not a family fun beach - more of a walking the dog beach or somewhere simply to walk for pleasure or relaxation. I do not think there are ever many people on the beach but for some strange reason I have only ever been to Hoylake over a 25 year period in...more
I am a big Beatles fan and fan of 60s music in general and have just bought Cynthia Lennons book which is simply called John. For those under 50 John Lennon was a Beatle and he married Hoylake girl Cynthia in 1962. Now an internet site says Cynthia lived at 18 Trinity Road but in the book she describes her house as a semi detached in Hoylake. So I...more
Every year Hoyalke Lifeboat station holds its open day (usually on the August bank holiday)One of the main attractions is the air display especially as every other year the Red Arrows do a display.Ohter attractions include a funfair, charity stalls, raffles, classic cars and tours tours of the Lifeboat.Admission is freemore
The old lower light was constructed out of timber, was eight metres high and may have been designed to be movable. It was later rebuilt in brick in 1833, again in 1865 and formed part of the foundations of the old "Winter Gardens" cinema (now demolished) next to the Lifeboat Station.The Upper Light was also rebuilt in 1866 and is still in...more
I keep this simple, when families are out for meals out the last thing they want is a long delay in the food arriving. Trying to entertain kids who are hungry will test anyone’s nerves. To add salt to the wounds is the fact when it did arrive, it is not exactly what you ask for! Strongly advise that other victims to seek alternative venues, unless...more
Just like at West Kirby lovely sunsets over Hilbre can be seen from the promenade end at Hoylake. Indeed Hilbe looks a lot closer from here but remember you must cross to Hilbre from West Kirby to be on the safe side.
Available from Hoylake station - bounded by Carlisle - Settle - Leeds (Hoylake falls in this section) - Huddersfield - Manchester Picadilly - Warrington - Chester - Shotton - and Wirral and Irish Sea coasts. Also Dumfries / Lockerbie/ Hexham - Carlisle and also Carlisle - Barrow in Furness.Unlimited travel - any 4 days in 8 - adult £67, railcard...more
Merseyrail provide Hoylake with a 15 minute weekday servcice and a 30 minute off peak service on the Liverpool to West Kirby line. The electric trains are fast and efficient and easy to use. Beware though that they are the only trains in the north of England to work on the the third rail system and the rail you see along side the inner or outer...more
Trains run from Liverpool to Hoylake via Birkenhead on the Wirral Line every 15 minutes Monday - Saturday during the day, every 30 minutes at other times.The trains will be heading to West Kirby.Journey from Liverpool Lime street is around 30 minutes.Hoylake station is situated at the end of the main shopping steet and a few minutes walk from the...more
Come the August bank holiday the lifeboat station has an open day and the promenade at Hoylake becomes thronged with people watching air shows over the beach, visiting many stalls and enjoying the funfairs too.
When you have finished visiting the lighthouse make another short detour by carrying on the path going behind the lighthouse, pass some farms and you will come to some more small lakes which are often frequented by anglers....but I come up here to get a lovely reflection of the lighthouse! I think this is my favourite picture of it too ;-)more
Its not so unusual to see yachts at sea but here at Hoylake there are sand yachts and parakarts to be seen zipping along the sand....now that looks fun. Available on Hoylake and Meols beaches.You must have liability insurance and belong to the Wirral Sandyacht club.Details of code of conduct and equipment are available from Sandyacht club at Hoyle...more