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Eco Visitor Centre

Esplanade, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 1RX

Tel: 0345 140 0845

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Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Car Park Only Apr-Sept: Sunday£4.00 per ticket
Entry to Eco-Centre by footFree
Park & Ride Apr-Sept: Mon-Sat£1.50 per ticket

On Sunday's in summer the Esplanade operates as a pay on entry car park only. The park and ride buses transfer to Fairway on summer Sundays and run from 10.00 hrs to 18.30 hrs. The Esplanade park and ride is not operated on the four days of the Flower Show nor on Air Show weekend. The park and ride runs out of Fairway for Flower Show days but no park and ride is operated in the town on Air Show weekend as both sites are used for event parking. No other event precludes park and ride services at the Esplanade. No park and ride service is offered from either site on Christmas Day. In addition to this, Fairway is used as a park and ride site on Saturday and Sunday in summer and Saturday only in winter (1 Oct to 31 March).



  • Parking (charge)

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking


Map & Directions

Road Directions

From the A565 coastal road or Southport town centre follow the signs for the Esplanade Park & Ride.

Coach facilities:
Coach parties can be dropped off in the bus lay-by at the Eco Centre (Gate B) by prior arrangement and extensive coach parking is available. The Eco Centre also includes a lounge facility for use by coach drivers.

Public Transport Directions

The local rail services run from Liverpool/Bootle on the Merseyrail Northern Line every 15 minutes during the day. The Park and Ride bus will collect school parties from Lord Street.

Opening Times

Summer Opening (1 Apr 2017 - 30 Sept 2017)
Monday - Saturday07:30 - 18:30*
Sunday10:00 - 18:30*
Winter Opening (1 Oct 2017 - 31 Mar 2018)
Monday - Saturday07:00 - 18:30*
Sunday09:00 - 18:30*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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