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Ainsdale Beach

Shore Road, Ainsdale, Merseyside, PR8 2QB

Tel: +44(0)151 934 2961

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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 occasions. 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
      228
    • Very Good
      140
    • Average
      46
    • Poor
      27
    • Terrible
      27

    Recent Reviews:

    • S7175OMjamesa
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Over priced, tiny and filthy.
      1 of 5 stars
      Monday, 11th July 2022
      Overpriced and tiny. I have been visiting this beach since I was a kid with many happy memories. Visited this beach recently with my partner to find a fee of £10 to access the beach with your car... Read full review
    • farinaj95
      Derby, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Great for wheelchairs
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 11th September 2022
      A great day out. A quiet, accessible beach. Clean facilities for the public. Manned with cleaners and lifeguards regularly checking in. Read full review
    • maxpiper
      Saint Helens, England, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Ho what a sight
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 22nd September 2022
      Ainsdale beach Southport is brilliant for the kids and adults alike just come and see for yourself, I live here my family love it Read full review

    Map & Directions

    Awards

    • Beach Awards Quality Coast Award 2011

    Opening Times

    Open (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

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