Southport Visitor Guide 2024

Southport is situated on the Sefton coast and is easy to reach from all over the Northwest. Close to both Liverpool and Manchester, Southport is a great coastal town to escape the hustle and bustle of a big city for a day out, short break or a ‘staycation’!

Boasting a beautiful and expansive coastline, Southport is surrounded by natural beauty, making it a great place to escape. Starting your journey along the coast, at Crosby beach you can experience the Anthony Gormley ‘Another Place’ art installation, 100 iron men standing proudly looking out to sea, which at various points throughout the day can be seen in very different ways, giving you a different experience every time.

Heading to Formby beach, you climb through the natural dunes until you come to the most beautiful and expansive view of the coast before your eyes. Moving towards Southport, Ainsdale beach is a haven of things to do where you can kite surf, para cart and enjoy other beach attractions and activities – perfect for active families.

Once in Southport you can leave the town behind and head to Southport beach, build sandcastles or wander down the pier and enjoy the beautiful coastal views, we are sure you won’t be disappointed!

Why not visit one of the fantastic events including the Flower Show or if you feel the need for speed,  the Southport Air Show. Watch music and sparks make magic in the sky at the British Musical Fireworks Championship. Time to fill your tummies, it’s time for the Food and Drink Festival.

Boasting a great selection of independent eateries and restaurants , Southport is rich with its food offering. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee stop or food on the go – there is always time to sample some high-quality cuisine in Southport.

Southport Market is open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am ’til late, there is a wide choice of food including Greek, Canadian, Mexican, Italian… ten local, independent traders cover a variety of cuisines from around the world and are joined by a stunning feature bar.

Once the night time arrives it is time to explore the bars and pubs in Southport. Gin bars, whiskey bars, speakeasy bars, this is your time and whatever you fancy, you can enjoy it in Southport!

Trying the exciting water sports or the thrills of a Theme Park , exhilarating for all of the family or a more active day riding a bike down the promenade, exploring nature reserves and enjoying some of the best walking and cycling routes.

Boutique hotels, luxurious B&B’s, warm and cosy ‘home from home’ guest houses and the perfect self catering accommodation – we have all you need!