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Ainsdale Beach

Shore Road, Ainsdale, Merseyside, PR8 2QB

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 401 reviews401 reviews

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

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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    194
  • Very Good
    131
  • Average
    42
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    20
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    14

Recent Reviews:

  • Zestywest
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Jules
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 24th October 2018
    Fab beach, very clean, barrier was down so couldn’t drive into beach. Had a lovely stroll with my dog. Only problem was it was too far to walk to the sea! Read full review
  • Bobby T
    Southport, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    A nice Beach to Visit
    3 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 24th October 2018
    I love my visits to Ainsdale Beach its a nice beach that is clean and its the best beach in Southport. I love seeing the waves lapping on the beach and get the sea air in my lungs. The sand is a... Read full review
  • NightNurse1957
    Cheshire
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Lovely for a walk
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 3rd November 2018
    It was a bit breezy, but this didnt spoil the nice walk we had along the lovely Ainsdale beach with beautiful views. Read full review

Map & Directions

Awards

  • Beach Awards Quality Coast Award 2011

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

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