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Ainsdale Beach

Shore Road, Ainsdale, Merseyside, PR8 2QB

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 370 reviews370 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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  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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    179
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    121
  • Average
    38
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    13

Recent Reviews:

  • NickJoH
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Walk with the dogs
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 18th June 2018
    On a warm summers evening we headed to Ainsdale beach for a walk with the dogs. Arriving after 5pm, meant we could park on the beach at no cost. Be aware that during summer months dogs are not... Read full review
  • Nici D
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    love this place
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 11th June 2018
    I go nearly every week throughout the year. In the summer months you feel like you are Spain on a good day. June 2018 I managed to actually swim at Ainsdale Beach. Read full review
  • Bob T
    Warrington, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    gorgeous beach but some issues ...
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 10th June 2018
    £5 to park on the beach - payable to Sefton Council - is acceptable, but how about them spending just a small fraction of the takings on a busy day to keep the toilets clean? By mid afternoon on a... Read full review

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Awards

  • Beach Awards Quality Coast Award 2011

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

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