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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

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
  • Travelers Choice 2021
  • Excellent
    226
  • Very Good
    141
  • Average
    46
  • Poor
    27
  • Terrible
    31

Recent Reviews:

  • johnwZ6351BF
    Ainsdale Beach
    1 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 1st September 2021
    This is a very overpriced place to go. You would think you would get get a beautiful beach you won’t. . Lots of broken down, closed up shops and restaurants. Dirty. There is nothing to do in the area... Read full review
  • S1413XJsarah
    drugged up psychos With death in their eyes
    1 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 5th September 2021
    shocking 1 hour wait to get on the so called beach charge £10. The beach is more like a car park for low lifes Drunk idiots drugged up psychos With death in their eyes will not be going to ainsdale... Read full review
  • Dave M
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Not thrilling !
    2 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 9th September 2021
    isited yesterday afternoon , Weds 8th . The land that time forgot ! It was like going back in time . Over expensive parking fees . Extortionate refreshments from the caravans , ie £2.50 for a paper... Read full review

Map & Directions

Awards

  • Beach Awards Quality Coast Award 2011

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

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