Welcome to the Itinerary Planner. Use this tool to build your own journey or choose from an exciting range of specially selected tours.

To build your own Itinerary, click Add to Excursion to add an item to your Itinerary basket.

Sign Up & Request

Ainsdale Beach

Shore Road, Ainsdale, Merseyside, PR8 2QB

Tel: +44(0)151 934 2961

Add Ainsdale Beach to your Itinerary

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

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      226
    • Very Good
      141
    • Average
      46
    • Poor
      27
    • Terrible
      26

    Recent Reviews:

    • 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
    • kevinarmstrong3
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Great Beach
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 11th June 2022
      Very pretty very wide long flat beach with fine golden sand against a backdrop of impressive sand dunes. We saw little litter (odd crisp packet…unlike some other reviews) & it was obvious that beach... Read full review

    Map & Directions

    Awards

    • Beach Awards Quality Coast Award 2011

    Opening Times

    Open (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

    What's Nearby

    1. Ainsdale and Birkdale Sandhills Nature Reserve

      Ainsdale and Birkdale Sandhills Nature Reserve

      The Ainsdale & Birkdale Sandhills Local Nature Reserve includes the stunning Ainsdale…

      0.15 miles away
    2. Southport & Ainsdale Golf Club

      Southport & Ainsdale Golf Club

      A true championship links course set among the dunes, this former Ryder Cup venue is…

      1.25 miles away
    3. Hillside Golf Club

      Hillside Golf Club

      Neighboured by Royal Birkdale and set within sand hills, a challenging layout with a back…

      1.73 miles away
    1. Royal Birkdale Clubhouse

      Royal Birkdale Golf Club

      On nine occasions the greatest championship, The Open, has been played here.

      1.87 miles away
    2. Southport Golf Tours

      Southport Golf Tours

      Southport Golf Tours is recognised as the leading promoter of golfing holidays in…

      2.17 miles away
    3. Bedrooms at Formby Hall

      Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa

      Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa is situated on the outskirts of Southport and just 13 miles…

      2.16 miles away
    4. Formby Golf Club Course

      Formby Golf Club

      Set on a site of special scientific interest, the mix of traditional links and stunning…

      2.81 miles away
    5. Model Yacht Pond

      Model Boating Lake

      Great sailing pond with a member's car park and toilet facility.

      2.84 miles away
    6. Formby Dunes

      Formby Walks

      Two walking routes around Formby Village, Railway In Pub and Freshfiedls.

      2.84 miles away
    7. Rotten Row

      Rotten Row

      The name ‘Rotten Row’ is traceable to the mid-nineteenth century. It certainly derives…

      2.96 miles away
    8. Queen's Jubilee Nature Trail

      Queen's Jubilee Nature Trail

      The Queens Jubilee Nature Trail is a wildlife haven in Southport. The site lies close to…

      3.03 miles away
    9. cycle hire

      Southport Eco Centre

      Why not explore Southport by bike - the ideal, cost effective and environmentally…

      3.05 miles away
    10. Victoria Park

      Victoria Park

      In Southport’s town centre is Victoria Park, home to the famous Southport Flower Show and…

      3.18 miles away
    11. British Lawnmower Museum

      British Lawnmower Museum

      An award winning unique museum of over 300 rare restored exhibits of the garden machinery.

      3.31 miles away
    12. Splash World

      Splash World

      Planning a splash-tastic time at Southport's Splash World?...If so, you have come to the…

      3.36 miles away
    13. Trans Pennine Trail

      Trans Pennine Trail

      Parts of the trail that can be found in Sefton are the Liverpool Loop Line and Cheshire…

      3.4 miles away
    Previous Next

    Search What's Nearby

    Product Type
    Proximity
    Within miles