The elegant town of Southport is known for the Southport Flower Show, the charming Lord Street, six championship golf courses and the 22 miles of clean, sandy beach. The restored pier, new seawall featuring dramatic sculptures and the Marine Way Bridge are new landmark features, which provide additional interest to the town.
Southport also has a unique natural environment and provides a gateway to Sefton’s Coast and the Ribble Estuary which is particularly accessible from the Sefton Coast path. Its beach is home to thousands of wading birds returning from their northern breeding grounds at the end of the summer and the pier which includes within its attractions, an exhibition of wildlife and coastline is a great place to watch the birds as they rest and feed.
There is also Britain’s largest area of undeveloped dune systems, a haven for many rare examples of flora and fauna and a must for walkers and birdwatchers.
From the South take the M6 to J26; the M58 will take you to Ormskirk at J3 then take the A570 to Southport. From the North take the M6 to Preston (J31) then follow the signs to Southport via A59. There are two bus based park and ride sites on the outskirts of the town, the Esplanade Park and Ride and Fairways Park and Ride. In addition there is Eastern Park and Ride to the east of Southport near to the Kew Roundabout.
By Train: From Manchester, Bolton, Wigan and Liverpool.
(For train enquires telephone 08457 484950)
By Bus: From Liverpool and Preston districts.
(For bus enquiries telephone Preston – Stagecoach 01772 884488; Sefton – Arriva NW 08705 75123