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Great Winter Dog Walk

What a great place to blow away the cobwebs and give you and your dog the chance to stretch your... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2018
Southport, United Kingdom
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Lovely for a walk

It was a bit breezy, but this didnt spoil the nice walk we had along the lovely Ainsdale beach with... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2018
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“sand dunes”(55 reviews)
“clean beach”(22 reviews)
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Shore Road, Ainsdale, Southport, England
+44 151 934 2967
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped up to the beach on a Sunday afternoon in January for half and hour to give my toddler a run around. Got back to the car and had been given a parking ticket. Couldn’t believe it. Most expensive 30 minutes fresh air ever.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank helsbells43
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I used to travel to Ainsdale beach every Saturday morning to walk my dog. Today I was not very impressed. On my walk I stepped into a rather large pile of dog poo. This ruined my morning as my shoes were ruined. Please can people...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don’t visit this beach often but went today please be careful we’re you park there was a traffic warden posting £80 fines to cars, so sad when people just go for a day out, there’s not a lot of parking bays due to the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank LouiseW2111
Reviewed 26 December 2018 via mobile

I'm biassed; it's the beach of my childhood. I'm not the only one to love this massive expanse of sand and sea: read Jean Sprackland's book "Strands" which is a captivating account of this beach, its history and environment through a year or beach walking....More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Bobxxxx
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

In winter its wide and windswept sands and dunes blow away the winter blues. In spring it holds promise of long summer days and fantastic sunsets. We'll worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Jeanius47
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

What a great place to blow away the cobwebs and give you and your dog the chance to stretch your legs. From September to April you can park for free very close to the entry to the beach. The beach stretches towards either Formby or...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank NickJoH
Reviewed 3 November 2018

It was a bit breezy, but this didnt spoil the nice walk we had along the lovely Ainsdale beach with beautiful views.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank NightNurse1957
Reviewed 24 October 2018

I love my visits to Ainsdale Beach its a nice beach that is clean and its the best beach in Southport. I love seeing the waves lapping on the beach and get the sea air in my lungs. The sand is a brown not a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Bobby T
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Fab beach, very clean, barrier was down so couldn’t drive into beach. Had a lovely stroll with my dog. Only problem was it was too far to walk to the sea!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Zestywest
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely beach, visited here in October so was a little cold however great beach! Places to park although I could imagine this would fill quickly in summer time Lots of people walking dogs Would visit again

Date of experience: October 2018
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Dawn W
9 July 2018|
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Response from Everything_ends | Reviewed this property |
Apologies, not sure what your taking about.
6 July 2018|
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Response from horomone1 | Reviewed this property |
hi sorry but unsure about beach being open when air show is on but its definetly £5 all day and free at approx. 4/5 pm other times
Andy W
20 June 2018|
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Response from amc446 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is never closed.