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Former Sands Public House, Shore Road, Ainsdale, Ainsdale, PR8 2QD


Savills, Manchester - Licensed Leisure

4,356-130,680 sq. ft.

(405-12,141 sq. m.)


Pub to lease

Lease details

Lease type:
Long term

Key features

  • Sits beside the popular Ainsdale Beach
  • Former public house
  • Large site with opportunity for development (Subject to necessary planning consents)
  • Redevelopment proposals are to be received by 1st July 2022

Property description

The former hotel is situated on the Coastal Road between Southport and Formby. It has a large car park and is within walking distance of Ainsdale Station. It is handy for walkers and cyclists using the Sefton Coastal Path (Crosby to Crossens), the Trans Pennine Trail and the soon to be opened section of the England Coast Path.

On the instructions of Sefton MBC we are offering The Former Sands Public House as a redevelopment opportunity. We are seeking proposals for this important gateway location with a prominent position close to the nearby leisure amnesties of Ainsdale beach.

Redevelopment proposals & offers are to be received by no later than Friday 1st July 2022. Once selected the preferred developer will initially be granted a Building Licence, whereby on completion of the redevelopment the new 125 year long leasehold title would be granted

The Former Sands Public House, owned by Sefton Council, is located in a prominent position in Ainsdale-on-sea, one of the Key Gateways to the Sefton Coast close to Ainsdale village. Ainsdale is a small but affluent seaside village located just a few minutes’ drive between Formby ( 4.5 miles) and Southport (3.9 miles). The property is nestled at the heart of Ainsdale & Birkdale Sandhills Local Nature Reserve and close to Ainsdale National Nature Reserve. Immediately adjacent is the popular ‘Sands Lake’ and nature trail.

The property also has the benefit of being located near Ainsdale beach. The beach and dunes are part of the Sefton Coast Site of Special Interest (SSSI), one of the largest areas of dunes left in Britain, a biodiversity hotspot and home to a vast diversity array of rare plant and animal species.

Ainsdale Beach is a busy Lifeguarded amenity beach and a designated bathing water with good water quality. It attracts a high volume of visitors for a wide range of recreational activities and is very popular for extreme kite activities, with zones set aside for kite buggy, land-board use and kitesurfing.

Our informal planning enquiries confirm that the premises is permitted as a hotel (Use Class C1). The property is not listed and does not lie within a conservation area. Prospective buyers should make their own enquiries.

The subject property is entered in the 2017 Rating List with a Rateable Value of £9,650.00

The National Multiplier for England and Wales for 2022/23 is £0.512.

Long leasehold. The property is available by way of a new long lease.

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Former Sands Public House, Shore Road, Ainsdale, Ainsdale, PR8 2QD


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Hillside Station1.7 miles
  • Birkdale Station2.6 miles
  • Ainsdale Station0.7 miles


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