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Ainsdale Beach

Shore Road, Ainsdale, Merseyside, PR8 2QB

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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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    Recent Reviews:

    • 40cookie
      Manchester, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      lovely and big
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 2nd May 2018
      Went there on a very warm spring day, lovely beach and so wide! Reminded me of "my" beach back in Lisbon :) Read full review
    • pollyoppy
      Ormskirk, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Still a beautiful beach
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 30th April 2018
      A really lovely place for a walk beside the sea. Clean, and good firm sand to walk on. The dune systems are changing so it might look different if you haven't been for a while. A lot more grass is... Read full review
    • Mhairi B
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Fun in the sun
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 29th April 2018
      I had a brilliant day with friends here the other day .. we was kicking about in the water an sunbathing on the sandhills 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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