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SouthportUnited Kingdom

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

Top Hotels in Southport

The Vincent Hotel
The Vincent Hotel
4 out of 5
98 Lord Street, Southport, England
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Located in the heart of Southport, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Southport Pier, Floral Hall, and Southport Theatre. Splash World and Royal Birkdale ...

4.4/5Excellent! (427 reviews)
Good , safe , comfortable

"Good room and bed with Nespresso , decor getting a little tired now in places . Covid treated with proper respect .Brekfast choice now too limited - hardly any cereals , no berries - not everyone wnats cooked !"…"

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2020

The Vincent Hotel
The Stamford
The Stamford
3.5 out of 5
17 Bath St, Southport, England
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Situated in a shopping district, this guesthouse is steps from Southport Pier and Southport Theatre. Splash World and Royal Birkdale Golf Club are also within ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (12 reviews)

"Excellent stay."…"

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2020

The Stamford
Prince of Wales Hotel
Prince of Wales Hotel
3 out of 5
Lord Street, Southport, England
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥4,609 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30

Situated in Southport, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Little Theatre Southport and Splash World. Southport Pier and Genting Casino Southport ...

3.2/5 (742 reviews)
i wouldn’t give this a bad review

"I felt it was well worth the price 28 pound I was very shocked to see how clean and presented the room was and a money saver too"…"

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

Prince of Wales Hotel
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Vacation Rentals in Southport

Southport Holiday Park
Southport Holiday Park
2 out of 5
Shore Road, Ainsdale, Southport, England

This family-friendly Southport aparthotel is located on the beach, within a 5-minute walk of Ainsdale Beach and Taylor's Bank. Southport and Ainsdale Golf Club ...

2.6/5 (201 reviews)

"Staff super helpful, friendly. Great bunch of guys throughout the site. Apartment clearly sanitised everything fresh. Just all the window handles were broken beyond repair which made me feel really nervous and unsafe throughout the night but other than that all was good. A lot closed on the park ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2020

Southport Holiday Park
Beach House - Penthouse 3 Bed Apartment
Beach House - Penthouse 3 Bed Apartment
3.5 out of 5
Flat 3 , 22 Westcliffe Road, Southport, England
The price is ¥11,412 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1

Situated in Southport, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Taylor's Bank and Splash World. Southport Pier and Little Theatre Southport are also ...

Beach House - Penthouse 3 Bed Apartment
The Shelbourne Apartments
The Shelbourne Apartments
4 out of 5
1 Lord Street West, Southport, England

Situated in Southport, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Southport Pier and Splash World. Little Theatre Southport and Genting Casino Southport ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (52 reviews)
wonderful will deffo go again xx

"enjoy every min, of our stay in apartment 7 , everything was there you needed , shops and entertainment all close by ,"…"

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

The Shelbourne Apartments
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