Check the tide times before your walk
It might be an obvious thing to say, but many people just head out across the sands without even giving the tide times a second thought.
Read our planning your walk information to get more details on route and walking times.
As a rough guide, find out when the high tide is for the day you’re planning to walk over to Hilbre, it’s normally fine to head out 3 hours after a high tide.
Most walkers choose to head over the sands at low tide, once over on the island you must look to start heading back at least 3 hours before the next high tide.
If in doubt ask the coastguard who is normally situated in the car par by the marine lake.