Southport, located in Merseyside, is a fairly large tourist hotspot situated just north of Liverpool. Visitors will certainly find that there is plenty to see and do in Southport as well as in the immediate vicinity. There are ample dining and entertainment options that are perfect for a day visit as well as for a longer, extended visit to Southport. There are also plenty of accommodations ranging in size and price in Southport as well as in the surrounding area. Southport can be easily accessed from Liverpool as well as through other towns located not so far away.
Southport is a seaside resort located on the Irish Sea in Merseyside. Its pier stretches over a kilometre out to sea and is the second longest pier in Britain. There is a tram service from Southport to the end of the pier.
The main shopping street in the town is Lord Street, which is a broad tree lined boulevard which is said to have inspired Napoleon III to use the same street design in Paris when he returned to France from his time staying in Southport. The street also has lots of covered walkways and arcades to explore.
As you would expect from a seaside resort in England, Southport has a permanent fairground called New Pleasureland. This replaced the previous fairground and has a mixture of buildings from the old and new versions. It is home to traditional amusement arcades as well as a white knuckle rollercoaster ride for braver visitors.
Southport's beaches cater for lots of visitors. There are lots of sandy areas and you can see across the bay to nearby Blackpool. The beach is also used as a viewpoint for the annual air show that takes place in the town during September and features a wide range of modern and historic aircraft. It is the largest such show in the north west of England and regularly attracts 150,000 spectators, so you will need to book your hotel room in good time if you plan to visit Southport when the show takes place.
Close to the town is the historic Meols Hall, a manor house that dates back to the twelfth century and has been reconstructed since those times. It is open to the public for about a month each year in the late summer, so you should check opening times if you plan to visit it.