"As well as
being one of the top 10 beaches in the UK, Ainsdale has again been
awarded the prestigious Blue Flag for 2005 - in 2004 it was a first
beach in the north-west of England to achieve the standard. With
the new Discovery Centre near by , Ainsdale on Sea beach and sand
dunes nature reserves are regularly awarded the ENCAMS Seaside Award.
To achieve these awards the beaches must pass rigorous tests including
the provision of water safety equipment, good access for all ensuring
that the sands have a high quality of cleanliness."
In essence, it
is a perfect place to learn and practise kite surfing. The beach
is large, safe and free from obstructions. The local council is
keen to develop kite surfing and is redesignating the beach as '
Kite beach'. The Coast And Countryside Management Services already
provide a ranger and lifeguard service and this year will be implementing
new signs and zoning system. There is in existence already a permit
system in operation to ensure all users have appropriate and adequate
insurance cover. It is the council's intention to make Ainsdale
the Premier Kite surfing venue in the UK.