Ainsdale Beach

Ainsdale beach, Southport, Merseyside

Place Category: Beaches

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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.

    Facilities include toilets, cafes, picnic area, car parking off Shore Road and nearby Ainsdale Village offers shopping and restaurants.

    Ainsdale Beach has dog restrictions. 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.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 3 beaches around Southport, 9 beaches in Merseyside, or check our Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Ainsdale Beach Weather Forecast

    Light rain throughout the week, with temperatures peaking at 22°C on Monday.

    Today's Forecast
     Light rain throughout the day.
       67%  55%   7 mph
      4:55 am    9:26 pm
    Sunday, May 28th
     Rain overnight.
       62%  84%   8 mph
      4:54 am    9:27 pm

    Monday, May 29th
     Rain in the morning and afternoon.
       85%  89%   5 mph
      4:53 am    9:28 pm
    Tuesday, May 30th
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
       11%  51%   13 mph
      4:52 am    9:30 pm

    Wednesday, May 31st
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
       0%  41%   7 mph
      4:51 am    9:31 pm
    Thursday, Jun 1st
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
       5%  64%   4 mph
      4:50 am    9:32 pm

    Friday, Jun 2nd
     Drizzle starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
       29%  53%   6 mph
      4:49 am    9:33 pm
    Saturday, Jun 3rd
     Drizzle until afternoon.
       39%  41%   5 mph
      4:48 am    9:34 pm

  • Ainsdale Beach Tide Times


  • Ainsdale Beach Water quality

    Samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:

    • Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
    • Good: generally good water quality
    • Sufficient: meets minimum standards
    • Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
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