Found on The Wirral, Meols is a village steeped in impressive history and seaside culture. Named by the vikings, Meols has evolved into a premier destination in the North West, attracting people from all over the country for its sandy beaches, fishing and water activities. Residents will find many local amenities to enjoy while they are walking around Meols. From independent local shops in Hoylake and West Kirby, to fine restaurants and bistros, Meols has a thriving community that’s ready to be discovered. Going out even further, Meols provides easy access to Liverpool and you’ll be able to split your time between several locations when living in the village.
With many local schools in the area, Meols is ideal for raising a family. In particular, the primary schools have a superb reputation and have been rated highly by Ofstead. They include Great Meols Primary, Our Lady of Pity Catholic, West Kirby Primary, Brookdale Primary, Black Horse Hill Junior and more. There are also several secondary schools in and around Meols to be aware of. They include Birkenhead School, Upton Hall School, St Anselm's College to name a few. No matter the age of your children, they’ll be able to feel welcomed at a school that understands their individual needs.
Meols benefits from versatile transport links, which includes regular trains and buses connecting to the rest of The Wirral, Liverpool and beyond. Liverpool is a 23 minute car journey and a 24 minutes by train. Take a trip into the city and enjoy the full range of shops, museums, galleries and creative spaces Liverpool has to offer. Even closer to home is Hoylake, a seaside resort town that’s less than 5 minutes by car and can be walked to in approximately 20 minutes. Enjoy a day out in Hoylake with the family and sit on a sandy beach in the sun.
In Meols and the surrounding area, there’s a variety of five star restaurants, eateries, bistros and bars to appreciate. A local gem is the Railway Pub Inn, offering British classics at an affordable price. The pub has a welcoming atmosphere that will keep you coming back through the years. Travelling further out to Liverpool, you’ll also find a diverse mix of restaurants. Whether you enjoy Italian, Japanese, Indian, Chinese or British food, you’ll find your ideal dining experience in the city. Hoylake provides a balance between Meols and Liverpool. There’s unique cafes, family-run delis and brunch places galore.
With its seaside heritage, Meols offers plenty to do for people who enjoy water sports. There’s a robust yacht community within the village and glorious vistas of the Irish Sea to take in and photograph. This closeness to the sea also provides opportunities for spotting sea creatures such as snowy egrets at Dove Point. For a change of pace, you can head out into Liverpool and experience all kinds of sights and buildings. Recommended places to visit in Liverpool include the Tate, Walker Art Gallery, Royal Albert Dock, the Museum of Liverpool, Sefton park and many more venues.