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Welcome to Southport

Different Everytime

Situated on the Sefton coast, Southport is easy to reach from all over the North West. Close to both Liverpool and Manchester, Southport is a great coastal town to escape the hustle and bustle of a big city for a day out, short break or a 'staycation'!

Time to explore 22 miles of coast

Boasting a beautiful and expansive coastline, Southport is surrounded by natural beauty, making it a great place to escape. Starting your journey along the coast, at Crosby beach you can experience the Anthony Gormley 'Another Place' art installation, 100 iron men standing proudly looking out to sea, which at various points throughout the day can be seen in very different ways, giving you a different expeirence every time.

Heading to Formby beach, you climb through the natural dunes until you come to the most beautful and expansive view of the coast before your eyes. Moving towards Southport, Ainsdale beach is a haven of things to do where you can kite surf, para cart and enjoy other beach attractions and activities - perfect for active families.

Once in Southport you can leave the town behind and head to Southport beach, build sandcastles or wander down the pier and enjoy the beautiful coastal views, we are sure you won't be disappointed!

Time to enjoy events all year round

Watch the birdies fly on our world-class golf courses or feel the need for speed at the Southport Air Show. Watch music and sparks make magic in the sky at the British Musical Fireworks Championship. Time to fill your tummies, it's time for the Food and Drink Festival.

All year round, Southport is host to many events, making your visits different every time!

Time to tickle your tastebuds

Boasting the most independent eateries and restaurants outside of London, Southport is rich with its food offering. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee stop or food on the go - there is always time to sample some high quality cuisine in Southport.

Once the night time arrives it is time to explore the bars and pubs in Southport. Gin bars, whiskey bars, speakeasy bars, this is your time and whatever you fancy, you can enjoy it in Southport!

Time for fun experiencing different things

Whether it is building sandcastles on the beach with the kids, or eating fish and chips on the promenade watching the sun go down. Enjoying the tranquillity of the coast wandering along the Pier or having some fun in the arcades.

Trying the exciting water sports or the thrills of a funfair.

Exploring nature reserves and enjoying some of the best walking and cycling routes.

Magnificent fairways, tree lined boulevards, miles of coast and attractive woodland.

Time to book your accommodation

Boutique hotels, luxurious B&B’s, warm and cosy 'home from home' guest houses.

Southport is brimming over with places to stay the night, weekend or longer. Pick and choose to suit your needs.

This is your time.

This is family time.

This is Southport Time.

Time to beInspired

  1. Skate beneath the 60 foot digital Christmas tree or take a look inside and witness its magical light show, making this a truly unique experience.
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  2. Santa is determined to deliver the most fantastic Christmas present to our little hero Sarah. But he doesn’t get it right straight away! With the help of his cheeky Elf, he finally settles on something ‘perfect’, just in time for Christmas Eve
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Time for a differentExperience

  1. Lings on Kings
    Lings on Kings is a modern Chinese restaurant specialising in Chinese banquets.
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  2. Remedy
    Nestled in the heart of Southport town gardens sits Remedy, a perfectly placed retreat for those who enjoy life’s little pleasures. Remedy is an independent coffee house and gin bar created by Southport locals Sarah and Susannah.
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  3. Marine Brasserie
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Things to doHighlights

  1. Lakeside Miniature Railway
    Take a ride on the Lakeside Miniature Railway which runs from Ocean Plaza to Kings Gardens...
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  2. Model Railway Village
    This Southport attraction is ideal for kids who love trains, many spend all day watching their favourite locomotive as it meanders around the 1.5 acres of beautiful miniature landscape.
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  3. Pleasureland is Southport's premier attraction for families looking for a wonderful place to go. It offers families a mix of thrilling roller coasters, flumes and waltzers plus loads of rides designed for younger visitors.
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Time toStay Over

  1. The Braemar Southport - Please go to www.thebraemarsouthport.com to make a booking as this is updated daily and is the best place to book. Four star standards in the centre of Southport with home comforts and a welcoming smile.....
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  2. Le maitre bedroom
    Friendly hotel ideally located for shopping and promenade, within easy reach of local golf courses. Centrally heated throughout. TV, video and tea/coffee-making facilities in all rooms. Car parking available.
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