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A long sandy beach that is perfect for kite-buggying and kite-mountainboarding
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9th May 2004
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A long sandy beach that is perfect for kite-buggying and kite-mountainboarding. I've only been here once, out of season and there was plenty of parking all along the beach and all the amenities you could need in the town. The tide goes out quite a way providing plenty of sand for land-based 'forces-of-nature' sports. At high tide windsurfing and surfing should be good here.

There are also plenty of attractions for all the family at Southport, from Donkey rides to the recently restored Southport Pier. Lifeguards are on duty during the summer months. Dogs are allowed on the beahes in certain areas, but restrictions apply in others.

Southport is well signposted from the motorway network. A park and ride operates adjacent to the north of the beach, Southport railway station is approximately one mile from the beach.
Sports Suitability
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Surf Conditions at Southport are Not Good
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Buggying Conditions at Southport can be Excellent
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Windsurfing Conditions at Southport can be Good
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Kitesurfing Conditions at Southport can be Good
Wind Suitability
Windsurfing at Southport Kitesurfing at Southport
NW   N   NE
SW   S   SE
NW   N   NE
SW   S   SE

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Author:Beachguide Comments » Southport
Posted By: Will

Member#: 716
Registered: 09-05-2004
Last Visit: 06-11-2013

Windsurf Conditions

North of the pier at Southport is an excellent windsurfing location on an 8.9m and upwards tide. SW is very good and W perfectly acceptable. There's a keen bunch of local sailors - many convinced its better location than Costa Teguise, Lanzarote! - probably about 20 will be out on a good weekend.

The best place to park is just after the pier in the pay and display overlooking the beach. Rig on the grass behind the small dunes and access to the water is from a ramp in front of the sea wall. The water goes out quickly so keep an eye on it. If the locals are packing up and going then you should probably follow suit, or you may be faced with a long walk across bottomless, boot removing mud. Get stuck in this and you will:
i) Need to be rescued by a woman and a small dog, and
ii) Be scorned for years by your mates.

Its a great location for intermediates upwards.
Posted By: sandmonster

Member#: 7405
Registered: 08-03-2008
Last Visit: 08-03-2008


Sefton Council have allocated a 'zone' limiting all powerkite sports on the Sefton coastline to a section of AINSDALE BEACH only. They have set up a permit system, which is free, but you have to show that you are insured (BKSA, BPKA or other insurance with 5m 3rd party liability). Please check out the detailed rules and stick to them. It might sound like bullsh!t to you, but locals/regulars have had to accept this in the face of an all out ban.

There are a couple of clubs in existence looks after the land side of things and looks after the water. Both clubs are doing their best to work with the council to protect and improve access to the beach. Recently the permit system was extended to allow kite buggy jumping, which was previously banned.
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