Southport is a lively coastal town with great beaches, a nature reserve and brilliant theme parks. Southport Pleasureland and Dunes Splash World are opposite each other on the promenade with rides that are perfect for family breaks. Southport Beach and Formby Beach are beautiful places to spend a weekend break, and the views from Southport Pier are stunning.
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Southport has beautiful outdoor spaces, with 22 miles of pristine sand at Southport Beach and stunning dunes along Formby Beach. A few miles away from the coast, the Martin Mere Wetland Centre nature reserve is home to hundreds of migratory birds, as well as otters and other fascinating animals that live in the sprawling marsh – great for a weekend break to get back to nature.
With Southport Pleasureland and Dunes Splash World opposite each other on the promenade, visitors looking for thrills are spoilt for choice. Southport Pleasureland has lots of exciting rides like the Looping Coaster, the Periscope lift, bungee trampolines, dodgems and much more. Water slides at Dunes Splash World range from the exciting Speed Freak Flume Ride to family fun slides. Silcock’s Funland & Pier near the Marine Parade has classic amusements, arcades and traditional seaside snacks.
Visit the The Atkinson to find a brilliant theatre, library, museum and exhibition centre all in one building. Half term festivals for kids, comedy gigs, theatre shows and everything in between mean no matter what you’re in the mood for, there’s something to enjoy all year round.
There’s lots of dancefloors and bars to choose from at one of Southport’s oldest and most well loved clubs, The Beach Bar, which is just a short walk from our Southport Central Hotel. Hey Amigos! and Alpine are other famous clubs in the town well-known for great nights out.
Southport is great for shopping, with independent shops at Wayfarers Arcade, high street outlets at Marble Place and big-name brands near Southport train station at the C12 Shopping Park.
Royal Birkdale Golf Club is an exclusive course with gorgeous seaviews. As one of the most famous courses in the world it can be tricky to play without an invitation, but there’s plenty for visitors to see on the grounds.