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Ainsdale Beach

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Viking: Rediscover the Legend

Viking: Rediscover the Legend

SouthportHighlights

  1. FREE event. Street food, cocktails, local and regional beer, family activities, food challenges and more!
    1. 1 Jun 20183 Jun 2018
  2. Viking: Rediscover the Legend exhibition in 2018
    1. 31 Mar 20187 Jul 2018
    2. 1 Jan 000131 Dec 9999
  3. Two days of packed entertainment for the entire family, showcasing fast jets, military and historical aircraft, daring aerobatics and much more.
    1. 15 Sep 201717 Sep 2017
    2. 6 Jul 20188 Jul 2018

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. Viking: Rediscover the Legend exhibition in 2018
    1. 31 Mar 20187 Jul 2018
    2. 1 Jan 000131 Dec 9999
  2. FREE event. Street food, cocktails, local and regional beer, family activities, food challenges and more!
    1. 1 Jun 20183 Jun 2018

Time for a differentExperience

  1. Nostalgia Tea Rooms
    Warm and relaxed atmosphere, superb waitress service and a step back in time, Award winning and worth a visit.
    1. 1 Jan 201131 Dec 2011
    2. 1 Jan 201231 Dec 2012
    3. 1 Jan 201331 Dec 2013
    4. 1 Jan 201431 Dec 2014
    5. 1 Jan 201531 Dec 2015
    6. 1 Jan 201631 Dec 2016
    7. 1 Jan 201731 Dec 2017
    8. 1 Jan 201831 Dec 2018
  2. V Cafe & Sushi Bar
    The V Café & Sushi Bar has received numerous accolades for its high standards of food, including two AA rosettes for Culinary Excellence.
    1. 1 Jan 201131 Dec 2011
    2. 1 Jan 201231 Dec 2012
    3. 1 Jan 000131 Dec 9999
    4. 1 Jan 201331 Dec 2013
    5. 1 Jan 201431 Dec 2014
    6. 1 Jan 201531 Dec 2015
    7. 1 Jan 201631 Dec 2016
    8. 1 Jan 201731 Dec 2017
    9. 1 Jan 201831 Dec 2018
  3. Located right in the centre of Birkdale village, Villaggio Cucina serves the best and freshest seasonal produce, Italian cheeses, meat and seafood that reflect pure Italian flavours.

Things to doHighlights

  1. An award winning unique museum of over 300 rare restored exhibits of the garden machinery.
    1. 1 Jan 200931 Dec 2009
    2. 1 Jan 000131 Dec 9999
    3. 1 Jan 201031 Dec 2010
    4. 1 Jan 201131 Dec 2011
    5. 1 Jan 201231 Dec 2012
    6. 1 Jan 201331 Dec 2013
    7. 1 Jan 201431 Dec 2014
    8. 1 Jan 201531 Dec 2015
    9. 1 Jan 201631 Dec 2016
    10. 1 Jan 201731 Dec 2017
    11. 1 Jan 201831 Dec 2018
  2. 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.
    1. 1 Jan 000131 Dec 9999
    2. 1 Apr 20174 Nov 2017
  3. Planning a splash-tastic time at Southport's Splash World?...If so, you have come to the right place!...Click here to get the latest Splash World information and recommendations!
    1. 1 Jan 000131 Dec 9999
    2. 13 Feb 201621 Feb 2016
    3. 1 Jan 201631 Dec 2016
    4. 1 Jan 201731 Dec 2017
    5. 1 Jan 201831 Dec 2018

Time toStay Over

  1. exterior of hotel
    Situated amidst the Victorian grandeur of Lord Street, an elegant tree-lined Boulevard in the heart of Southport Merseyside, this hotel offers exquisite accommodation.
    1. 1 Jan 201331 Dec 2013
    2. 1 Jan 201431 Dec 2014
    3. 1 Jan 201531 Dec 2015
    4. 1 Jan 201631 Dec 2016
    5. 1 Jan 201731 Dec 2017
    6. 1 Jan 201831 Dec 2018
  2. picture of a bedroom at the lynwood
    The friendly atmosphere of Lynwood House, with its elegant charm and personal touch, sets the mood for a relaxing holiday or short break.
    1. 1 Jan 201031 Dec 2010
    2. 1 Jan 201131 Dec 2011
    3. 1 Jan 201231 Dec 2012
    4. 1 Jan 201331 Dec 2013
    5. 1 Jan 201431 Dec 2014
    6. 1 Jan 201531 Dec 2015
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    9. 1 Jan 201831 Dec 2018
  3. Prince Of Wales Hotel
    The hotel overlooks the tree-lined boulevard of Lord Street, for more than 100 years this charming Victorian hotel is ideally situated in the midst of the main shopping and entertainment areas.
    1. 1 Jan 201031 Dec 2010
    2. 1 Jan 201131 Dec 2011
    3. 1 Jan 201231 Dec 2012
    4. 1 Jan 201331 Dec 2013
    5. 1 Jan 201431 Dec 2014
    6. 1 Jan 201531 Dec 2015
    7. 1 Jan 201631 Dec 2016
    8. 1 Jan 201731 Dec 2017
    9. 1 Jan 201831 Dec 2018

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