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Ainsdale Beach

Shore Road, Ainsdale, Merseyside, PR8 2QB

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 407 reviews407 reviews

Tel: +44(0)345 140 0845

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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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    196
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    132
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    42
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    15

Recent Reviews:

  • LouiseW2111
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Traffic wardens
    1 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 20th January 2019
    I don’t visit this beach often but went today please be careful we’re you park there was a traffic warden posting £80 fines to cars, so sad when people just go for a day out, there’s not a lot of... Read full review
  • james_weeksy
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Used to be a big fan, now im not so impressed
    2 of 5 stars
    Friday, 25th January 2019
    I used to travel to Ainsdale beach every Saturday morning to walk my dog. Today I was not very impressed. On my walk I stepped into a rather large pile of dog poo. This ruined my morning as my shoes... Read full review
  • helsbells43
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Watch out for traffic wardens
    2 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 26th January 2019
    Popped up to the beach on a Sunday afternoon in January for half and hour to give my toddler a run around. Got back to the car and had been given a parking ticket. Couldn’t believe it. Most expensive... Read full review

Map & Directions

Awards

  • Beach Awards Quality Coast Award 2011

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

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