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  1. Royal Birkdale will host The Open for the tenth time in 2017.
    1. 16 Jul 201723 Jul 2017
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Welcome to Southport

Different Everytime

Sat 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 in natural beauty, making it a great place to escape.

Starting your journey along the coast, at Crosby beach you can experience the Anthony Gormley art installation 'Another Place', 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.

On 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 where you can kite surf, para cart and other 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 expansive coastal views, we are sure you won't be disappointed;!

Time to enjoy events all year round

Watch the birdies fly at the 146th Open. 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 you bellies, it's time for the Food and Drink Festival.

All year round, Southport is host to many events, making each visit different every time;!

Time to tickle your tastebuds

Boasting the most independent eateries outside of London, Southport is rich with it's food offering.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee stop or food on the go - there is always time to sample some high quality local food in Southport.

Once the night time arrives it is time to explore the bars and pubs in Southport. Gin bars, whiskey bars, speak easy 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 a go at the arcades.

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

Exploring nature reserves and cycle routes.

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

This is family time.

Time to book your accommodation

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

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

This is your time.

This is Southport Time

Time for a differentExperience

  1. Royal Birkdale will host The Open for the tenth time in 2017.
    1. 16 Jul 201723 Jul 2017
  2. Southport's sky bursts into light as some of the country's top pyrotechnic teams compete, with stunning firework displays synchronized to music, to try and win the prestigious industry title of UK Champions.
    1. 29 Sep 20171 Oct 2017
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  1. Marine Lake Cafe
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  2. The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is the largest international wetland conservation charity in the UK.
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  1. Ambassador Town House Relax
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