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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
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    211
  • Very Good
    138
  • Average
    44
  • Poor
    23
  • Terrible
    15

Recent Reviews:

  • southportpr8
    Southport, United Kingdom
    A wasted resource
    3 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 8th September 2019
    What a fantastic beach but what an awful approach past a run down Pontins and a ruined building. The potential to make this into a world class coastal attraction is obvious Read full review
  • Dave B
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Lovely beach and sand dunes
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 18th September 2019
    Stopped of here to walk the dog along the beach, lovely clean beach,managed to park behind some offices,pretty lucky really, lovely experience will definitely go again. Read full review
  • MegOConnor1
    Chorley, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Dog loved the beach
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 6th October 2019
    Lovely and big, easy to find parking nearby. Very clean and bins bins along the shore. We came iut of season but imagine it to be busy in the summer months. Read full review

Map & Directions

Awards

  • Beach Awards Quality Coast Award 2011

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

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