Southport, a seaside resort situated in the north-west of England it is approximately fourteen miles north of Liverpool and can make a good base for exploring more of this regions attractions. With a magnificent coastline and a variety of visitor attractions Southport is worth considering for a short or longer holiday break
Most of the resort attractions are only a short distance from the town centre and a short drive away will take you to the beautiful Botanic Garden where you can enjoy a walk or a boat trip on the lake, there are buses operating from Lord Street. You can find out more details, times etc. from the Tourist Information Office.
There are many shopping opportunities you can head for the famous tree-lined boulevard, Lord Street and nearby Chapel Street; where you will find a selection of popular High Street names as well as speciality stores. There are plenty of shopping streets to keep you occupied for some time.
A stroll along the promenade will bring you to Silcocks-Funland Centre where all age groups can enjoy some traditional seaside fun, rides and other entertainment. As you continue along the promenade you will come to the Marine Lake apart from the views you can enjoy a boat trip there are a variety of water sports available here to. Ainsdale Beach just south of the town has a long sandy beach and is a popular location for kite surfing.
The Southport Theatre & Floral Hall Complex on the promenade is the main entertainment centre with exhibitions and shows etc. The Atkinson Art Gallery houses a wonderful permanent collection of paintings and is worth visiting. Other visitor attractions include the Lakeside Miniature Railway, crazy golf and the Ocean Plaza. Southport Beach is great for families you will find donkey rides and the usual British seaside amenities and activities. Along Southport’s coastline there is around 22 miles of beach.
A landmark for the town is the Marine Way Bridge which links the sea-front to the town centre. There are plenty of café-bars, pubs and nightclubs for your evening entertainment. The town boasts a variety of restaurants where you can dine on local or international cuisine. A range of accommodation choices are on offer in and around the area, hotels, bed and breakfast, guest houses and self catering options, you should not have a problem finding something to suit you.