Ainsdale Beach, Southport

Southport, Merseyside, England, UK

Ainsdale Beach, Southport, Merseyside
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Ainsdale beach, a large soft sandy beach between Southport and Formby with nature reserve and sand dunes. This beach is so large you can always find space.

Ideal for horse riding, Kitesurfing, landboards, buggy and land yachts.

Ainsdale Beach is now recognised as one of the best beaches in the UK for kite activities, with zones set aside for kite buggy, landboard use and kite surfing in the sea. A permit is required before you use a power kite in the kite zone.

An excellent beach to learn and practice kite surfing. This large and safe beach is free from obstructions.

The Ainsdale Discovery Centre is situated adjacent to the beach and Ainsdale & Birkdale Sandhills Local Nature Reserve. The centre provides local information, a classroom facility, venue for events and cycle hire.


Toilets, cafes, picnic area. Nearby Ainsdale Village offers shopping and restaurants.

Car parking - Beach parking off Shore Road, Ainsdale. Car park charge Easter to September. No coaches. Horseboxes allowed.

Dog Restrictions  Dog restrictions on this beach

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Dogs and horses are allowed on the beach with the exception of the bathing zone during the summer (Apr - Oct).

Horse riders MUST posses current and valid personal and third party liability insurance.

Tides & Weather

Tide Times & Heights for Southport on 21st January 2017

05:14 - High Tide (6.94m)
17:48 - High Tide (6.96m)

Photos nearby Ainsdale beach

Water Quality at Ainsdale

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