One of the main reasons that people visit Parkgate is for a simple walk along the promenade, taking in the fresh air and enjoying the fantastic views. There is another reason, however, that sees hoards of people visiting in the summer – ice cream.
Parkgate is famous for its ice cream that is made by local treasure, Nicholls Ice Cream of Parkgate
, which has called the area home since 1937.
For the sporty and adventurous, Neston Cricket Club
, offers space to play a range of sports including hockey, tennis, and squash. With the marshes being full of wildlife, the area attracts many birdwatchers who can see some beautiful species including Hen Harriers, Short-Eared Owl and Skylarks.
As a popular tourist destination, the area is home to many delightful and charming cafes, restaurants and pubs, each one with a distinct personality of their own.
For a true seaside feel, Parkgate Fish and Chips serves plates from the traditional coastal cuisine, making it a must-visit for those who make visiting the area an annual event. The Ship is another traditional favourite, which is a homely pub where guests can enjoy dishes such as Steak & Ale Pie, Mussels and Burgers.
The Elephant Lounge
is the perfect place to sit and relax, taking in the views of Parkgate whilst enjoy their delicious coffee and cakes. The lounge also runs themed nights including Music Monday, Chilli Thursday and Sundown Sunday, which offers 2-4-1 cocktails.
For a little international flavour, head to Chows Eating House for the delicious and aromatic flavours of Chinese cuisine. With banquets, mains and hor d’oeuvres, there is something for everyone from lone diners to groups of friends.