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10 ways to stay Covid safe in Southport

Southport is full of wide open spaces you can stay covid safe during local, regional and national lockdown restrictions.

From walking along the 22 miles of coast, shopping along the wide pavements of Lord Street, or stopping for a bite to eat in our restaurants, cafes and bars.

Couples, families, same households & bubbles come and join us for a spot of lunch, or an evening meal. Maybe make it a 'staycation' and enjoy Southport for longer. Or meet your group of 6 outdoors, explore the coast, take a bike ride. We have so much space you can still socially distance!

Here are 10 ways you can enjoy Southport and still stay Covid safe!

A walk along the Pier!

Southport has the oldest iron Pier in the country and the views when you get to the end are incredible. We are encouraging people to stay to the left up and down the Pier to ensure people can socially distance. If you are part of the same household or support bubble you can sit in the Pier Pavilion at the end and enjoy the views with a cosy hot chocolate.

Search for a Red Squirrel

Now that the kids are back in school, keep their weekends jam packed with outdoor activity. In Formby Pinewoods they can go exploring in the woods and search for a Red Squirrel or fly a kite on the beach. The space is breathtaking and there is plenty of it to stay safe!

Explore our Parks and Gardens

Beautifully landscaped and luscious green parks and themed gardens - all excellent cavasses for a day of adventure, a socially distanced picnic with friends 

Take a selfie!

Head to Crosby beach and see the art installation 'Another Place', by Antony Gormley. Often dressed up, at times in red or blue, they are a selfie taking magnet!

Get the bikes out and go for a ride

There are so many different cycle routes in Southport, you can enjoy the different landscapes from coast to countryside, take your own bike or hire one from the Eco Centre. It's also a great way to stay active and keep the kids busy!


Have a bite to eat in one of our many cafes, bars and restaurants

Same households and family can still eat in doors, and up to a group of 6 can eat outdoors. Southport has plenty of places to eat outside and inside, with lots of pop up outdoor areas for you to socially distance and stay Covid safe and take advantage of the many offers available.

Explore miles and miles of Dunes

Search for the Natterjack Toads which make the dunes their home, or spot one of the 300 different bird species recorded at Marshside bird watching area, or see the wildfowl on the flooded marshes in the winter.

There is plenty to do and keep the kids entertained whilst keeping safe.

Take in a bit of History

Southport has plenty of history and because they are outdoors you can be socially distanced and remain Covid safe.

Look around and follow a History & Heritage trail to uncover local history.

Follow one of our walking routes

And delve deeper in to the coast, discover the nature as you wander through countryside. The whole of Sefton can be discovered through a number of walking routes which include Freshield and Formby, Lydiate, Ince Blundell, Sefton Village.

Enjoy the great outdoors & stay safe!

Make it a 'Staycation'

Southport has so many hotels, bed and breakfast and self catering options all close to the coast.

The Southport Hoteliers Association (SHA) has now launched a 'Stay Small Stay Safe' campaign informing visitors and holiday makers that the smaller, independent venues are the perfect places to stay for anyone looking to enjoy a top quality break in Covid safe surroundings. 

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After being in lockdown more than ever we appreciate the freedom and luxury of taking a break. If you decide to take a break one of the biggest decisions you will have to make is where to stay. It is only natural that you may have concerns relating to Covid and that is why small accommodation providers such as B&B’s, Guest Houses and Holiday lets have become popular post lockdown with tourists looking to stay away from the crowds. Proprietors of these small businesses are personally involved in every element of your stay. Personal care and attention to detail is taken to ensure that guests are safe in every part of the guest experience from check-in, to breakfast, room servicing and check -out. High standards of cleanliness and hygiene have always been a priority but now it is even more important as all processes and procedures are elevated to another level ensuring compliance with Covid19 cleaning protocols. Rooms are serviced and breakfasts served with high standards in mind, not profit margins, with proprietors prioritising quality, not cost. When the government announces changes to the guidelines, small properties have found it easier than larger establishments to quickly adapt, implement and enforce the revised guidelines. Not to mention that with fewer people staying in these properties there is a reduced risk of catching covid-19 through reduced levels of interactions and cross contamination in communal parts of the building. Southport is a beautiful Victorian seaside town in the North West of England that boasts a quality selection of small accommodation establishments and Southport Hoteliers Association established in 1888 is the oldest in the country. Our members have many years of experience working in the hospitality industry and view running their business not as a job, but as a vocation. Dedicated and passionate about what they do guests can be assured of a safe and positive experience, so what are you waiting for, stay small and stay safe! Visit one our social media accounts for more information. #staysmallstaysafe #covid19 #weregoodtogo #aacovidconfident #bedandbreakfast #bedandbreakfasts #guesthouse #bookdirect #visitbritain #visitengland

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