Environmentally Friendly Tourism in Southport

As more and more people start thinking about sustainable travel and its impact on the environment, it is even more significant to showcase the parts of Southport that are taking action to reduce their impact on the environment.

Hotels, restaurants, bars and attractions are taking steps to be more sustainable and futureproof the tourism industry. Visit Southport is working alongside Sefton Council & the Liverpool City Region to help more and more businesses take action.

If you are visiting Southport, here are some top tips on being greener to get started:

  • Southport is a compact coastal town and easy to walk around when you are here. The Southport Train Station is in the middle of Chapel Street (which runs parallel to Lord Street), and most attractions, places to eat and drink and hotels are within walking distance.
  • Merseyrail connects the Liverpool City Region; from all over the region, you can travel to and from Southport every 15 minutes. This is a great way of exploring the region, using Liverpool as your base.
  • Arriva and Stagecoach operate buses across Liverpool City Region, with good links across Southport and beyond, for just £2 per journey for an adult.
  • Southport Eco Centre operates a Park & Ride facility if you need to travel by car. You can park and hop on the bus, which stops at different points across the town.
  • Cycle Hire is also available from the Southport Eco Centre - this is a great way to explore the area when you are there, and we have plenty of cycling routes you can enjoy.

Parks & Gardens

Hesketh Park

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

Rotten Row

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

Walking & Cycling

Formby Walks

ROUTE ONE This circular walk of 6.8 km (4.25 miles) starts at and returns to Freshfield Station, on…

Our Coastline

Formby Beach

Discover a hidden gem on the stunning coastline of Sefton. Nestled amidst rolling sand dunes and…

Crosby Beach

Crosby Beach is the picturesque beginning to 22 miles of Sefton Coastline. From the shore…

Sustainable Sleeps

Bowden Lodge

Andy & Jane welcome you to The Bowden Lodge, a detached family run bed & breakfast, ideally…

Sustainable Travel