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Ainsdale Beach, Ainsdale

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#1 of 7 in Outdoors in Southport
A large, clean, sandy stretch of shoreline surrounded by small dunes, Ainsdale Beach is perfect for bathing, walks, beach sports, and sandcastle-building. Swimming here is very safe, with lifeguards on hand during the day. Facilities include portable restrooms and shops nearby selling burgers, ice cream, and buckets and shovels for kids. Take advantage of the paid parking lot, but be careful not to get stuck in the soft sand. The dog-friendly beach features plenty of large open spaces for your four-legged pal. Ainsdale Beach is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Southport Edition.
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  • The beach was part of my UK coast walk and it was lovely even in February. Very quiet and great for dogs to play without impacting on others  more »
  • There was such a grand beach in the north west , although to the true northerner like myself this is the midlands, lots of people about , huge expanse of beach , if i lived near i would be having a ru...  more »
  • Go here often. Great for families, dog walking, sand surfing. Huge Expanse of sand which gets cleaned often. Great dunes to climb and slide down further south of Ainsdale entrance.  more »
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