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Ainsdale Beach

Shore Road, Ainsdale, Merseyside, PR8 2QB

Tel: +44(0)345 140 0845

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Ainsdale Beach

About

Ainsdale Beach is now recognised as one of the premier beaches in the UK for extreme kite activities, with zones set aside for kite buggy and landboard use and kitesurfing taking place on the sea.

It has been awarded International Blue Flag on a number of occassions. The QCA award tells visitors that the standards of beach management are of the highest quality in the UK.

A permit is required before you use a power kite in the kite zone.

The Ainsdale Discovery Centre, situated adjacent to the beach and Ainsdale & Birkdale Sandhills Local Nature Reserve, provides local information, a classroom facility, venue for events and free cycle hire .

Open during the summer, you are welcome to pop in and see the shell collection and find out what wildlife there is to see and maybe have a go at a family activity.

Ainsdale Beach and nature reserve are popular with schools and colleges for educational visits and provide a venue for a variety of events throughout the year.

Nearby Ainsdale Village offers good shopping and restaurants.

Please take note of beach safety flags and signage.

Codes of conduct available.

No Lifeguard cover.

Ainsdale Beach is managed by Sefton Coast and Countryside Service.

Facilities

Other

  • Dogs Accepted - Please keep under close control and take care not to disturb flocks of wading birds Poop scoop area. Dog free zone for 200m either side of the beach entrance at Shore Road.
  • Groups accepted - Please book before visit (see contact details)
  • Toilets - Toilets are located at the beach entrance at the end of Shore Road.

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - Parking is available for the summer season and is valid for Ainsdale Beach Car Park, Southport Beach Car Park and Formby Lifeboat Road Car Park. £45 for a car £80 for a minibus or horse-wagon/trailer. Available at Ainsdale Discovery Centre or the Southport Town Hall, Lord Street, PR8 1DA

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      224
    • Very Good
      141
    • Average
      45
    • Poor
      24
    • Terrible
      16

    Recent Reviews:

    • JOAN B
      Wigan
      Favourite beach in the area
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 3rd October 2020
      Parking can be a bit of a problem if you only fancy a quick walk on the beach as the 'On Beach' parking is somewhat expensive. BUT don't be put off, it's a really good, mostly dog friendly beach Read full review
    • Haydocklynn1
      Liverpool, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Fantastic for families
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 1st June 2021
      Great day out for families. You pay £10 for all day to park on beach. No having to walk with bags of luggage.Kids can play in sand dunes. Walkable to sea. Ice cream van snf snack van onsite. You... Read full review
    • 889sonjam
      Trip Type:
      Family
      NOT dog friendly
      2 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 6th June 2021
      The beach is effectively a carpark, but you are not allowed to take your dog on the beach. Wont be going again. Read full review

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    Awards

    • Beach Awards Quality Coast Award 2011

    Opening Times

    Open (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

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