Photographs of Hilbre Island

Perched out to sea at the mouth of the river dee, slave to the tides but only a short walk away, I absolutely adore taking photographs of Hilbre Island.

On a warm summers day a walk out to Hilbre is a breath of fresh air. Hilbre is only small, with only 3 houses an old lighthouse and lifeboat station. It’s home to sea birds all year round, as well as frequent visits by seals who rest on the rivers sand banks.

Here you’ll see a selection of my favourite photographs of Hilbre Island that I’ve taken over the last few years.

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A cold winters sky is refelcted in the waters surrounding Little Eye, the smallest of the three Hilbre Islands off the coast of West Kirby on the Wirral.
Sea birds wade through the receding tide in front of Hilbre Island at the mouth of the River Dee, Wirral.
A walk across the sands from West Kirby to Hilbre Island is always a treat. From the soft yellow sand to the green moss covered rocks and finally the red sandstone rising up out of the sea that signifies you have arrived.
Looking across to Hilbre Island from Middle Eye as the tide comes in. On this day I only just made it across the rocks to Hilbre before the Island was cut off from the mainland, but it’s well worth the trip.
After an evening of frustrating skies and nothing really happening, the sun dropped below the horizon and suddenly turned the sky to a fiery red and pink glow behind Hilbre Island, the colour was incredible.