A coastal tourist town, Southport is a popular venue for golfing, events and family beach holidays. There are a wide range of golf courses within easy driving reach, and the town hosts an annual Jazz Festival and the famous Southport Flower Show, complete with integrated food and book festivals. Other events include the Southport Rocks and Southport Weekender music festivals, the Southport Airshow and the British Musical Fireworks Championships, taking place over three nights with firework displays set to music.
Popular Southport attractions include the Dunes Splash World, with a variety of water rides including flumes and river rapids, and the Southport Model Railway Village which shows typical Lancashire architecture in miniature form, with model trains running non-stop. Southport Premier Bowl and Laser features a ten-pin bowling alley, a laser zone and arcade amusements, and families won’t want to miss a visit to Southport New Pleasureland – the town’s fun fair – and to the picturesque Southport Marine Lake which is home to the Southport Belle paddle-steamer available regularly for tours. Book Southport accommodation to enjoy everything the town has to offer, and find a great deal with special offers and our Best Price Guarantee.
Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.