Be beside the seaside

Summer is special in Southport. We can almost smell the sea air, almost taste the ice cream, we can almost feel the sand between our toes...

If you're thinking of things to do on sunny days with your little ones...pack the car, or hop on the bus or train and head to Southport. We've got attractions for all ages and plenty of outdoor space to enjoy the sunshine. You can enjoy the thrills of Pleasureland, the splashes and motorboats in Marine Lake, or the beauty of the King's Gardens. Whatever takes your fancy, it is easy to find something to love about Southport.  

There’s something for everyone – from spending an afternoon in the park or Botanic Gardens with a good book to sharing a pint in the sun, we’ve got it all in Southport. And if you’re heading to a few weddings this summer and don’t want to see someone else in your dress…head to one of our independent boutiques for something unique. 

As the days get longer and the sun gets warmer our Victorian beauty comes into its own and there are so many ways to Love Southport in the summer. 

If you're looking for the perfect location for a staycation - linked to the motorways and railways, and within easy reach of Liverpool and Manchester, look no further. We've got all kinds of types of accommodation, from cool boutique hotels and classic B&Bs to chilled-out campsites. You are only a stone's throw away from waking up beside the seaside. 

Spend the weekend here and feed yourself some amazing food and drink from our array of independent bars and restaurants (if you like rooftop terraces, hidden beer gardens, micro-breweries, classic cocktails, dog-friendly places, or al fresco dining, we have it all). There are always plenty of places to sit back and feel the warm sun on your face while you catch up with friends or family. Or perhaps an afternoon at one of our world-leading golf courses - we love playing with friends. 

If you love the outdoors at this time of year, our miles of sand, nature-filled dunes and paths and trails are calling. Walking alone, with friends, on your bikes, running after furry family members, playing hide and seek...or sliding down the sand dunes with your little ones, it’s all part of the fun of spending your summer in Southport. 

Don't forget your must-have bag of fish and chips on the way home! 

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Crosby Coastal Park

Sefton’s Gateway to the Coast – Crosby Coastal Park . Crosby Coastal Park is an excellent starting…

Lydiate Hall

The Ireland family that worshipped at St Catherine's Chapel (also in Lydiate) lived here after…

Model Boating Lake

This is a great sailing pond with a member's car park and toilet facility. The area is shared with…

Old Christ Church

Christ Church was built in 1891-99 to replace a much humbler building by something more in keeping…

St Andrew's Church

The Ancient Chapel of Maghull is situated in the churchyard behind the church, it is known as the…

St Catherine's Chapel

Also known locally as 'Lydiate Abbey', St Catherine's Chapel was built circa 1500 for the private…

Trans Pennine Trail

Parts of the trail that can be found in Sefton are the Liverpool Loop Line and Cheshire Line. The…

Ainsdale Beach

Ainsdale Beach is now recognised as one of the premier beaches in the UK for extreme kite…

Bootle Golf Club

Bootle Municipal Golf Links is an 18 hole golf course open to all visitors and local residents. The…

Botanic Gardens

Just a few minutes out of the Southport centre in Churchtown is Southport's Botanic…

Crosby Beach

Crosby Beach is now the permanent home to ‘Another Place’, the sculpture by…

Formby Beach

Formby Beach is ideal for families, with a large car park, picnic areas and waymarked paths to the…

Formby Golf Club

Formby Golf Club is one of the classic courses of the Lancashire coastline. Although somewhat…

Frank Hornby's House

Frank Hornby was well known as an English inventor, businessman and politician and was the founder…

Hesketh Golf Club

Hesketh is the oldest golf club in Southport, established in 1885. Part links and part parkland, it…

Hesketh Park

Hesketh Park is one of the largest parks in Southport. The Victorian Park has plenty to offer…

Hillside Golf Club

Hillside is widely regarded as the finest British golf course not to have staged an Open…

King's Gardens

King's Gardens is a 17 acre garden located in the centre of Southport Town Centre, on the…

Lord Street Gardens

Southport’s legendary Lord Street is not only known for its length of Victorian canopied shops but…

Model Railway Village

A great family day out in Southport. Listen to what Sean Styles from Radio Merseyside says during…

Ocean Plaza

Situated by the picturesque seafront in Southport, visitors can shop, eat and play in one place at…

Rotten Row

The name ‘Rotten Row’ is traceable to the mid-nineteenth century. It certainly derives…

Rufford Old Hall

A spectacular Great Hall, movable wooden screen and hammerbeam roof. Evidence suggests that…

Southport Beach

Do you prefer coastal views to city skyscrapers? Do you love to feel the sand between your toes and…

Southport Eco Centre

Why not explore Southport by bike - the ideal, cost effective and environmentally friendly way to…

Southport Golf Links

Southport Municipal Golf Links is an 18 hole golf course open to all visitors and local residents…

Southport Pier

The Southport Pier is temporarily closed. A survey is being carried out on Southport Pier which…

Splash World

We are thrilled to announce the reopening of Splash World on Saturday 27th May. Water lovers young…

St Helen's Church

The church is the only Grade I listed building in the Sefton borough and dates back to 1170 when the…

Town Hall Gardens

The Town Hall Gardens is a perfect spot to recharge your batteries whilst out and about in…

Victoria Park

In Southport’s town centre is Victoria Park, home to the famous Southport Flower Show and many…

Windmill Animal Farm

Windmill Animal Farm was first opened to the public in 1992, and offers visitors the chance to…

Big Wheel Southport

Situated on the shoreline of Marine Lake next to and outside of the Southport Pleasureland park, the…

The Atkinson

About The Atkinson The Atkinson is Southport’s home for music, theatre, art, literature and…

Viking Golf

Prepare to be transported to another world, another time. A time when Vikings roamed our shores and…

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22 miles of coast for you to explore this Summer

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The Vincent Hotel

A unique stylish boutique hotel situated in Southport, North West of England, The Vincent Hotel…

Adelphi Guest House

The Adelphi is only 100 yards from the Southport Theatre and Convention Centre and only minutes from…

Ambassador Townhouse

When choosing Southport hotels, there's no better place to stay than at the multi award-winning…

Ashley Place

A beautiful example of a newly renovated victorian building. Ashley Place does not conform with your…

Bowden Lodge

This beautifully maintained Victorian Villa offers 4-Star guest accommodation, It is ideally…

Cumberland House

As soon as you enter through the front door you will be immersed in a smart home with built in…

Dukes Folly Hotel

Let your imagination run wild at the stylish Dukes Folly Hotel.   Here you can live out your…

Edendale House

Propertiers, Josie & Ian, would like to welcome you to Edendale House, a small family run…

Le Maitre

A select family run guest house with an enviable reputation, Le Maitre provides accommodation of the…

Lord Street Hotel

Situated in the town centre, Lord Street Hotel in Southport offers the best in luxury and the very…

Penkelie

The Penkelie Guest House is located in the heart of Southport’s wonderful seaside resort on…

Promenade Apartments

Situated on the exclusive north end of the Promenade, overlooking the Marine Lake and sea beyond…

The Bold Hotel

Situated amidst the Victorian grandeur of Lord Street, an elegant tree-lined Boulevard in the heart…

The Coach House

The Coach House is a clean, comfortable, relaxing, character 2 bedroom cottage, with a comfy…

The Eden Warehouse

This renovated Victorian warehouse is in the heart of Southport, just touching distance from both…

The Heidi B&B

Proprietors: Michelle & Al Michie. With excellent food and personal service, you are assured of…

The Leicester

Southport’s 2012 4 Star award winning hotel/guest accommodation recently awarded the SILVER…

The Seaview

The Seaview has a warm, friendly and inviting atmosphere and is personally supervised by Alex and…

The Stamford

      As seen on Channel 4! The Stamford has 10 ensuite bedrooms and a 3 bed fully…

Victoria House

This recently renovated, luxurious townhouse for families or groups comes with its own hot tub and…

Victorian Suites

Located in Southport, within 15.5 miles of Aintree Racecourse and 19.3 miles of Anfield Stadium…

Waterford Hotel

At the Waterford we have 8 spacious bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom, superking or twin…