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Ainsdale Beach

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Attraction Information

Boasting the oldest iron built pier in Britain, the sandy, dune backed beach of Ainsdale is considered the main bathing beach of Southport.
Land based traction kiting is popular here, as is windsurfing and swimming. Lifeguard cover is Easter to September.

The Natural England Nature Reserve offers over 450 wild plant species, and wildlife such as sand lizards, great crested newts and natterjack toads. Behind the dunes is a pine wood home to many red squirrels, and a short walk away is the village of Ainsdale with its boating lake and eating places.

The Ainsdale Discovery Centre is nearby.

Opening hours

Lifeguard cover Easter to September. There is no seasonal restriction on dogs but they are banned from 200m either side of the entrance down to the tide line.



Shore Road,
PR8 2QB,

Phone number

0151 934 2967


Pay parking available during summer.

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