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Ainsdale Beach

Shore Road, Ainsdale, Merseyside, PR8 2QB

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 356 reviews356 reviews

Tel: +44 (0)151 934 2967

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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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    171
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    38
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Recent Reviews:

  • Chaxx
    Coalville, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Lovely and quiet
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 12th February 2018
    The beach was part of my UK coast walk and it was lovely even in February. Very quiet and great for dogs to play without impacting on others Read full review
  • exglobalagent
    carlisle England
    Trip Type:
    Family
    I had no idea
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 21st January 2018
    There was such a grand beach in the north west , although to the true northerner like myself this is the midlands, lots of people about , huge expanse of beach , if i lived near i would be having a... Read full review
  • Lyn R
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Great beach
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 20th December 2017
    Go here often. Great for families, dog walking, sand surfing. Huge Expanse of sand which gets cleaned often. Great dunes to climb and slide down further south of Ainsdale entrance. 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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