Ainsdale Beach

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.

  • Tide Times & Heights for Southport on 21st February 2017

    06:45 - High Tide (6.68m)
    19:27 - High Tide (6.68m)

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