Southport

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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.

Balmoral Lodge Hotel
Balmoral Lodge Hotel
2 out of 5
The price is AU$64 per night from 17 Feb. to 18 Feb.
Situated in Southport, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Little Theatre Southport, Southport Pier and Genting Casino Southport. Southport Theatre and Floral ...
3.8/5 Good! (273 reviews)
My stay in southport
"Nice very clean comfortable hotel. Friendly host,on site parking, 10 min walk to shops or 50 yards to bus stop to catch the bus into town. Would highly recommend."

Reviewed on 9 Oct. 2021

Balmoral Lodge Hotel
Albert and Victoria Hotel
Albert and Victoria Hotel
3 out of 5
The price is AU$70 per night from 31 Jan. to 1 Feb.
Situated in Southport, this beach hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Southport Pier, Genting Casino Southport and Floral Hall. Southport Theatre and Little Theatre ...
3.8/5 Good! (270 reviews)
Value for money
"The hotel is basic but clean. Rooms are on the small side but nonetheless decent value for the price. The location is excellent."

Reviewed on 22 Sep. 2021

Albert and Victoria Hotel
Bliss Hotel Southport
Bliss Hotel Southport
4 out of 5
The price is AU$150 per night from 3 Feb. to 4 Feb.
Situated on the boardwalk, this hotel is steps away from Floral Hall, Southport Theatre and Southport Pier. Genting Casino Southport and Little Theatre Southport ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (876 reviews)
"Would definitely be going back"

Reviewed on 4 Jan. 2022

Bliss Hotel Southport
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Southport Holiday Park
Southport Holiday Park
2 out of 5
The price is AU$74 per night from 13 Feb. to 14 Feb.
Located in Ainsdale, this beachfront aparthotel is in the city centre and within a 5-minute walk of Ainsdale Beach and Taylor's Bank. Southport and Ainsdale ...
2.7/5 (226 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
Beach House - Penthouse 3 Bed Apartment
Beach House - Penthouse 3 Bed Apartment
3.5 out of 5
The price is AU$269 per night from 20 Feb. to 21 Feb.
Situated in Southport, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Splash World, Taylor's Bank and Southport Pier. Little Theatre Southport and Genting ...
4/5 Very Good! (1 review)
Lovely stay
"Good clean rooms, free wifi, large kitchen, spacious living room. Need to climb 2 flights of stairs. Best shower is in the en-suite."

Reviewed on 23 Aug. 2021

Beach House - Penthouse 3 Bed Apartment
The Shelbourne Apartments
The Shelbourne Apartments
4 out of 5
Situated in Southport, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Splash World, Southport Pier and Little Theatre Southport. Genting Casino Southport ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (60 reviews)
"Perfect."

Reviewed on 6 Dec. 2021

The Shelbourne Apartments
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