South Shore

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South Shore

Indoor and outdoor activities ensure excitement never ends in this district, no matter the weather. Have ice cream on the pier and watch the winter lights go on.

A visit to South Shore offers thrilling rides and activities just outside the city center. Let kids explore the vast amusement parks and the range of activities centered on one of Blackpool’s three impressive piers. Bring the whole family to this beachside children’s playground.

Wander along the iconic South Pier and relax in the bar, with a beer garden spilling onto the jetty. Admire stunning views of the water from the top of the Sky Coaster ride that swings from up high in the sky, as part of the pier’s Adrenaline Zone. Let the little ones play on the smaller rides of the Children’s Rides area.

Just a bit inland, spend an afternoon in the famous Blackpool Pleasure Beach, which has 125 thrilling rides, attractions and shows. Attend ice extravaganzas and children’s entertainment displays in the Pleasure Beach Arena.

Race against your friends on a large circuit in the Karting 2000 Raceway. In cold or wet weather, the indoor Sandcastle Waterpark ensures the excitement continues, with slides and other fun features.

Learn about some of the strangest facts and admire the bizarre installations in the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! museum. Adults will enjoy a bit of gambling with the slot machines and tables of the Grosvenor Casino Blackpool. Come for a traditional English meal in the café of the historic Solaris Centre, which was built as a solarium in 1941.

Arrive in early September for the exciting Blackpool Illuminations, when celebrities switch on the lights that are wrapped around all types of art installations, buildings and vehicles.

This neighborhood stands between the city center and Blackpool Airport. Take the train to the Blackpool South or Blackpool Pleasure Beach railway stops. You can also ride the tram to the South Pier stop. While in the city, make sure to visit the neighboring Blackpool City Centre and North Shore areas.

South Shore continues Blackpool’s rich tradition of coastal fun and activities.


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Las Palmas Hotel by the Sea
Las Palmas Hotel by the Sea
2.5 out of 5
The price is £33 per night from 27 Sep to 27 Sep
Located in South Shore, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Paris Casino and Blackpool Illuminations. Sandcastle Waterpark and Blackpool Central Pier are ...
3.8/5Good! (45 reviews)
"Staff were fantastic breakfast was really good we really enjoyed our stay and will return there"

Reviewed on 7 Aug 2021

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Hampton by Hilton Blackpool
Hampton by Hilton Blackpool
3.5 out of 5
The price is £106 per night from 27 Sep to 27 Sep
Located in South Shore, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Blackpool Beach and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from North Pier. Solaris Centre ...
4.3/5Excellent! (938 reviews)
"Rooms extremely clean and modern. Excellentserviceand staff very friendlyandhelpful."

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2021

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Big Blue Hotel
Big Blue Hotel
4 out of 5
The price is £103 per night from 4 Oct to 4 Oct
Located in South Shore, this beachfront hotel is in the entertainment district and within a 10-minute walk of Ripley's Believe It Or Not!, Solaris Centre and ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (904 reviews)
"Clean, modern, good facilities. Extra bedroom with bunk beds for the children was fantastic."

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2021

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Boulevard Hotel
Boulevard Hotel
5 out of 5
The price is £131 per night from 4 Oct to 4 Oct
Located in South Shore, this beachfront hotel is in the entertainment district and within a 10-minute walk of Sandcastle Waterpark, Blackpool Pleasure Beach ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (171 reviews)
"Lovely hotel - bar quite small struggled to get a seat"

Reviewed on 8 Aug 2021

Boulevard Hotel
Staymor Hotel
Staymor Hotel
2.5 out of 5
Located in South Shore, this family-friendly Blackpool bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Blackpool Beach, Pleasure Beach Arena and Sandcastle Waterpark. ...
3.8/5Good! (326 reviews)
"Brilliant stay"

Reviewed on 9 Aug 2021

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Nova Apartments
Nova Apartments
2.5 out of 5
97 Withnell Road, Blackpool, England
Located in South Shore, this apartment building is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Grosvenor G Casino Blackpool and 1.9 mi (3 km) from North Pier. Sandcastle Waterpark ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (53 reviews)
"We have stayed at nova apartments before and as last time it was clean ,tidy and ruth is lovely, its only a short walk to the beach and trams , i will definitely stop there again next time we go to Blackpool"

Reviewed on 19 Aug 2021

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