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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.
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.
- 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 - Beach parking off Shore Road, Ainsdale. Car park charge £4.50 - £6.00 (seasonal) No coaches. Horseboxes accepted Seasonal parking £40.00 available from Ainsdale Discovery Centre or TIC
- Certificate of Excellence 2016
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good103
- LumpyformbyTrip Type:Friends getawayGreat place to take kids or dogsWednesday, 15th March 2017I go several times a week all year round. I love walking the dog at a clean and peaceful place. Difficult parking at times. Read full review
- June WManchester, United KingdomTrip Type:Friends getawayVery good for a walk ood walkSunday, 12th March 2017A brilliant walk along the beach from Ainsdale to Southport but beware there is no where to exit the beach until you reach Southport and that's after nearly 4 miles! We had a good walk during which... Read full review
- woolwich920Burslem, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilyGood walk to clear the headThursday, 2nd March 2017Visited some of the new bars on Station Rd which are all fantastic so needed a good walk the following morning to clear the old head. A little disappointed (although it could have had something to... Read full review
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- Beach Awards Quality Coast Award 2011
|Open (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)|