"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Ainsdale Beach

The bathing water is a resort beach on the Sefton coastline in North West England. Ainsdale beach has a large expanse of sand throughout the tidal cycle and is very shallow in profile. Immediately behind the beach is a holiday park and boating lake.

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: Southport

Local authority: Sefton Borough Council

OS Grid Reference: SD297128


Blue Flag Beach

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Ainsdale Beach

  • Giggles Gym (3m)
  • Formby Red Squirrel Reserve (NT) (Formby Point) (3m)
  • British Lawnmower Museum (3m)
  • Dunes Splash World (3m)
  • Battlefield Live Southport (3m)
  • Formby Nature Reserve (3m)
  • The Southport Treasure Trail (4m)
  • Model Railway Village (4m)
  • Playtown Southport (4m)
  • Premier Bowl and Laser Southport (4m)
  • China Butterfly Craft Centre (4m)
  • Southport Theatre and Floral Hall Complex (4m)
  • China Butterfly pottery painting studio and craft shop (4m)
  • Hesketh Park (4m)

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre
112 Lord Street

Phone 01704 533 333

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Friday 20 October


Chance of rain 51%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 997
Humidity 97%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 11%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 1001
Humidity 93%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 8%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1003
Humidity 84%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1004
Humidity 76%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 6%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1003
Humidity 73%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 95%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 9mph.
Pressure 999
Humidity 88%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
12:03 BST
(11:03 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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Between Southport and Formby. Ainsdale forms a part of this long wide sandy beach, backed by sand dunes and a nature reserve.

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