Coastal protection

Wirral Council is responsible for 19 miles of sea and river walls between the borough boundaries at Eastham and Heswall.

Responsibilities for Coast Defence include:

Wirral is currently consulting on its future Strategy for Coastal Defence - more information on the Coastal Strategy consultation can be found in the consultation section of our website

The Wirral coastline from Eastham to Heswall is approximately 30 miles (48km) long. 27 miles of the coast is now protected from flooding or erosion. The Council is responsible for 16 miles of defended coastline and 3 miles of unprotected frontage.

Further information about coastal protection

Further information about the policies for coastal defences over the next 100 years and also details of predicted future erosion is available from the Environment Agencies page, Coastal erosion maps.

You can request information and advice online for coastal protection or to report issues with coastal and sea defences such as damaged railings, damaged shelters, signage or slipways.