Southport

Travel Guide
Southport showing heritage architecture
Lovely beaches, plenty of natural beauty and entertainment options for the whole family await at this coastal town in North West England.

While Southport is best known for its beaches and its coastal location, there is plenty to do here even in bad weather. Visit the town to see its annual airshow, head to an indoor water park and see a historic model village.

As it is a town that heavily relies on tourism, you’ll be met with friendly faces and lots to do in Southport. It began as a fishing town, but slowly grew into an area known for its refined beachfront atmosphere. Learn about its canal system and how this network made it easier for people across England to visit the town and develop its reputation as a top spot for leisure travelers.

Start your journey through Southport by stopping at one of its most famous landmarks: Southport Pier. This pleasure pier is the second longest in all of Great Britain and is the perfect place to take a walk and experience beautiful views of the sunset. When you have finished exploring the retail outlets and café on the pavilion, head over to Ainsdale Beach, where you can dig your toes into the sand and build sandcastles with your family.

For some amusement park fun, stop by Pleasureland. Take a ride on a roller coaster or see the sights as you ride the train around the park. In all seasons, you can also enjoy the water at Splash World, an indoor water park with colorful slides.

Wander around the Southport Model Railway Village, where miniature versions of Southport landmarks attract intrigued visitors throughout the year. During certain periods of the year, you can also explore Meols Hall, a manor house with extensive grounds.

If arriving by air, fly into Liverpool John Lennon Airport or Manchester Airport. Rent a car to drive to Southport, as you will want your own means of transportation to make your way around the coastline.

Whether you want to enjoy the surf and sand or throw your hands up in the air on a thrill ride, Southport is the perfect place for a break.

Where to stay in Southport

Scarisbrick Hotel
Scarisbrick Hotel
3 out of 5
239 Lord Street, Southport, England, PR8 1NZ
The price is £33 per night from 3 Jul to 4 Jul
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Southport. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their ...
2.8/5 (958 reviews)
"Nice room bit outdated but overall nice"

Reviewed on 29 May 2022

Scarisbrick Hotel
Bliss Hotel Southport
Bliss Hotel Southport
4 out of 5
Marine Lake, Southport Promenade, Southport, England, PR9 0DZ
The price is £100 per night from 17 Jul to 18 Jul
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Southport. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (924 reviews)
"There was a big event going on in the hotel on the Saturday night we heard nothing from it! Which was excellent as we were staying for an event on the Sunday."

Reviewed on 15 Jun 2022

Bliss Hotel Southport
Balmoral Lodge Hotel
Balmoral Lodge Hotel
2 out of 5
41 Queens Road, Southport, England, PR9 9EX
The price is £34 per night from 10 Jul to 11 Jul
Stay at this hotel in Southport. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Popular attractions Little Theatre Southport and Southport Theatre are located ...
3.8/5 Good! (294 reviews)
"Clean and comfortable, condition of the property as expected for the budget price, but perfectly adequate. Walkable distance to the town centre and railway station, while far enough away to avoid noise. Staff were polite, friendly and helpful. I felt safe as a solo female. I would stay here ..."

Reviewed on 29 Apr 2022

Balmoral Lodge Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Southport Holiday Park
Southport Holiday Park
2 out of 5
Shore Road, Ainsdale, Southport, England, PR8 2PZ
The price is £69 per night from 3 Jul to 4 Jul
Stay at this beach aparthotel in Southport. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a beach locale. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
2.7/5 (227 reviews)
Holiday
"Lovely holiday, friendly staff , nice and clean apartment very happy we will go again and told all our friends about it"

Reviewed on 13 Sep 2021

Southport Holiday Park
No. 9 The Folly
No. 9 The Folly
4 out of 5
9 Leicester St, Southport, England, PR9 0ER
Stay at this 4-star apartment in Southport. Enjoy free WiFi, a Smart TV and digital TV. Popular attractions Southport Theatre and Floral Hall are located nearby. ...
No. 9 The Folly
The Shelbourne Apartments
The Shelbourne Apartments
4 out of 5
1 Lord Street West, Southport, England, PR8 2BH
Stay at this 4-star apartment in Southport. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an airport shuttle. Our guests praise the comfy beds in their reviews. Popular ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (62 reviews)
"Perfect."

Reviewed on 6 Dec 2021

The Shelbourne Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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