Ainsdale village has several pubs, restaurants, shops and takeaways which are all within half a mile of the cottage. It also has a boating lake, leisure centre and village green. Ainsdale also has a fabulous beach, which is said to have some of the most breath-taking sunsets and cloudscapes in the whole country. The Victorian seaside town of Southport is just 4 miles away and apart from its beach, fairground and waterpark also offers a good selection of shops, bars and restaurants. The livelier resort of Blackpool with its famous tower, zoo, Pleasure Beach, Sea Life Centre and Madame Tussauds, is 35 miles away. The cottage has excellent links to public transport. There is a bus stop on the main road with services into Southport, Preston and Liverpool. Ainsdale railway station provides links into Liverpool, Chester, Manchester and Preston. Beach 1/2 mile. Shop 400 yards, pubs and restaurants 1/2 mile.