Shoreline Management



 

Visiting the Coast

Activities

Horse Riding

There are two main areas for Horse Riding on the Sefton Coast, Ainsdale Beach and Formby Point.

Ainsdale Beach has designated areas for Horse Riding. The riding can be accessed through Shore Road at Ainsdale. The beach at Ainsdale is multi-use with several different activities taking place there, so some degree of compromise is necessary. Please note the structure of the beach can change from day to day, areas of firm sand can change to areas of soft sand so some caution must be show when visitng the site. For further information about riding at Ainsdale contact the Coast and Countryside Service on 0151 934 2967.

Formby Point has designated bridleways and access to the beach. The Bridleways run from the National Trust Property at Victoria Road to Sefton Council's Lifeboat Road site. There is a permit scheme in operation at Formby Point, for further information contact the National Trust on 01704 878591 or the Coast and Countryside Service on 0151 934 2967. The beach and Bridleways at Formby point are multi-use with several different activities taking place there, so some degree of compromise is necessary. Please note the structure of the beach can change from day to day, areas of firm sand can change to areas of soft sand so some caution must be show when visitng the site. Please be aware that there are areas of exposed muds and silts on Formby Beach (these will appear as darker muddier patches) which contain neolithic footprints dating back approximately 5000 years. These footprints are of major archaeological importance and these areas should be avoided.


 
Fish art at Southport