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Southport - Different Every Time

Tourist Information Centres

The Atkinson
Lord Street
Southport PR8 1DB
Tel: 01704 533333

Press Contact

Chris Owen
Communications Manager
Town Hall
Bootle L20 7AC
Tel: 0151 934 2727

Trade Contact

Steve Christian
Destination Development Manager
Tourism Dept.
Southport Town Hall
Lord Street


Southport – is a classic Victorian town by the sea with a contemporary twist. Shop in style, relax on beautiful beaches, visit superb events and play on world-class golf courses - ideal for a day trip or mini break. For more information go to www.visitsouthport.com

What's on Offer


Enjoy Southport's award winning beaches, including Ainsdale and Formby. Visit beautiful parks, pinewoods and miles of golden dunes.

Places to Visit

Southport Pier and Pavilion, Dune's Splash World, Lord Street, Chapel Street, Central 12, Ocean Plaza, New Pleasureland, Silcock's Funland, Marine Lake and Marine Way Bridge, Pitch and Putt, Go-karting, crazy golf, Lakeside Miniature Railway, Model Village, a multitude of parks and gardens and of course Southport's beautiful stretch of coastline.


Southport Theatre & Convention Centre, The Atkinson, The Little Theatre, Genting Casino, British Lawnmower Museum


Picturesque tree-lined Lord Street lies at the heart of the town. Here you'll find a mix of unique stores and boutiques as well as favourite high street names. Chapel Street and Ocean Plaza are also nearby shopping favourites and are both bursting with well-known brands. Also home to Central 12, Marble Place, Cambridge Walks, Wesley Street and last but not least the Royal Arcade.

Eating Out

Home to over 100 restaurants, tearooms and café-bars, Southport is a great place for dining out. And you'll find a selection of the best places in the Southport Eating Out Guide produced by the Southport Restaurateurs Association. View the guide from the Eating & Drinking pages of www.visitsouthport.com or request a copy by emailing info@visitsouthport.com

Recreation & Sport

Southport is England’s Golfing Capital, on England's Golf Coast and is home to premier links and parkland courses including Royal Birkdale, which hosted The Open in 2017. Visit www.englandsgolfcoast.com
Dunes Splash World and Leisure Centre, Ainsdale Kitebeach Zone, walking, rambling and cycling routes, including the Transpennine Trail. Bird watching at Marshside RSPB Reserve, Martin Mere and nearby Crosby Lakeside Activity Centre.

Conference & Business Facilities

One of the North West’s premier conference destinations. Southport offers a range of versatile venues including the Bliss Hotel & The Southport Theatre and Convention Centre.
Sammi Rudge
Tel: 0151 934 2435


A wide choice of hotels, guest houses, self-catering establishments and caravan/camping parks are available.
Accommodation bookings: www.visitsouthport.com

Getting There


From the South, M6 exit 26, M58 to Ormskirk, A570 to Southport.
From the North, M6 exit 31, A59 from Preston, follow signs to Southport.


Regular services to Southport. Fast and frequent rail services run between Liverpool to Southport and from Manchester also.


Ferries into Liverpool from Ireland and Isle of Man.


Liverpool John Lennon and Manchester Airport are both around a one hour drive from Southport.