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Ainsdale Beach

Walk along the sandy dunes of this picturesque beach in England for a great view of the sunset at the end of the day.

Visit Ainsdale Beach in the charming English town of Southport for incredible views and plenty of activities. Watch colorful kites soar through the sky or grab a shovel and a pail and build a sandcastle in the summer months.  

The northwest of England isn’t particularly known for its stunning beaches, but that makes Ainsdale Beach an even more important spot for locals and tourists. Discover its miles of sandy walks and note that it has a Blue Flag status, signifying high standards of beach management. This is a must-visit stop for any traveler passing through the area.  

What you do at Ainsdale Beach depends completely on how you prefer to spend your day. If you are looking for some quiet time, aim to visit at low tide, when there are vast expanses of sand to wander across. Sunset is a particularly beautiful time of the day to come, too. Wrap up warm and settle down with a picnic to watch the bright yellows and oranges dip below the horizon. 

Let your kids play in the sand dunes or take them to the Ainsdale Discovery Centre right at the entrance to the beach. Here, they will learn about the local wildlife and how the locals are helping to preserve the environment. 

One of the most unique offerings at Ainsdale Beach is its kite surfing. Because of the wind conditions, this is often the perfect place for extreme athletes to practice their kitesurfing and use their kite buggies. Come to watch them perform tricks and practice their skills. 

Ainsdale Beach is walking distance from Ainsdale Railway Station if you choose to use public transportation. Try to rent a car if you plan on exploring the surrounding area, as this will make it far easier. You can park in the metered parking area close to the beach. 

Note that dogs are allowed on the beach, and the closest amenities, including bathrooms and stores, are located nearby in the local village.


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Southport Holiday Park £55
Southport Holiday Park

Southport Holiday Park

Shore Road, Ainsdale, Southport, England
     
    2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    This family-friendly Southport apartment building is located by the sea, within 2 mi (3 km) of Ainsdale Beach and Southport and Ainsdale Golf Club. Royal Birkdale Golf Club is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) away. Ainsdale Station is 15 minutes by foot.

    Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa £179
    Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa

    Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa

    Southport Old Road, Formby, Liverpool, England
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated by the sea, this spa hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Southport and Ainsdale Golf Club, Ainsdale Beach and Formby Ladies Golf Club. Formby Pinewoods is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) away.

      Beautiful Semi Detached Property - 5 Minutes From Beach and Golf Course
      Beautiful Semi Detached Property - 5 Minutes From Beach and Golf Course

      Beautiful Semi Detached Property - 5 Minutes From Beach and Golf Course

         
        0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated by the ocean, this romantic resort is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Royal Birkdale Golf Club and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Splash World. Hillside Golf Club and Southport and Ainsdale Golf Club are also within 2 miles (3 km). Hillside Station is only a 4-minute walk and Birkdale Station is 16 minutes.

        Best Western Southport Seafront Royal Clifton Hotel & Spa £60
        Best Western Southport Seafront Royal Clifton Hotel & Spa

        Best Western Southport Seafront Royal Clifton Hotel & Spa

        The Promenade, Southport, England
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated by the sea, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Southport Pier and Splash World. Genting Casino Southport and Floral Hall are also within 10 minutes. Southport Station is 11 minutes by foot and Birkdale Station is 23 minutes.

          Prince of Wales Hotel £51
          Prince of Wales Hotel

          Prince of Wales Hotel

          Lord Street, Southport, England
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Southport, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Little Theatre Southport and Splash World. Southport Pier and Genting Casino Southport are also within 15 minutes. Southport Station is 10 minutes by foot and Birkdale Station is 19 minutes.

            Scarisbrick Hotel £41
            Scarisbrick Hotel

            Scarisbrick Hotel

            239 Lord Street, Southport, England
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in the heart of Southport, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Little Theatre Southport and Splash World. Southport Pier and Genting Casino Southport are also within 10 minutes. Southport Station is 6 minutes by foot and Birkdale Station is 23 minutes.

              Merlin
              Merlin

              Merlin

                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Birkdale, this apartment building is within 2 miles (3 km) of Splash World, Southport Pier and Genting Casino Southport. Little Theatre Southport and Floral Hall are also within 2 miles (3 km). Birkdale Station is 11 minutes by foot and Southport Station is 26 minutes.

                N'ista Boutique Rooms Birkdale - Southport £59
                N'ista Boutique Rooms Birkdale - Southport

                N'ista Boutique Rooms Birkdale - Southport

                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Birkdale, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Royal Birkdale Golf Club and Splash World. Hillside Golf Club and Little Theatre Southport are also within 2 miles (3 km). Birkdale Station is only a 2-minute walk and Hillside Station is 23 minutes.