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Southport Beach

Southport, Sefton

A busy seaside resort with plenty to entertain and a long sandy beach popular with families.

Beach Type



There is a promenade
Cafes and shops
Public toilets and amusements and entertainments
First aid and a lost child service are available with the lifeguards


Loads of entertainments including an amusement arcade
Leisure centre and landscaped promenade with quaint gardens and a miniature railway

Nature and Wildlife

There is a promenade. a pier and guided walks around the town.

Water Quality





Dogs are restricted to certain areas of the beach.

Awards and Recommendations

Quality Coast Award

Tourist Information

Southport Tourist Information Centre. 112 Lord Street. Southport PR8 1NY. Tel 01704 533333. Email: [email protected] Web site:


Nearest town: Southport
County: Sefton
Latitude/Longitude: 53.653, -3.02594
Postcode: PR8 1SB
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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Well signposted from either the M6 near Preston or the M58 near Liverpool.

Public Transport

Southport railway station is a mile from the beach.

Nearest Railway Stations

Southport (About a mile away)
Birkdale (Approx. 2 miles away)
Hillside (Approx. 2 miles away)
Meols Cop (Approx. 2 miles away)
Ainsdale (Approx. 4 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Plenty of car parks though a charge applies.

Nearby Car Parks

The Beach, Southport (Long stay).
About 0.3 miles away
The Esplanade, Southport (Long stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Southport Beach- Esplanade, Southport (Long stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Esplanade, Southport (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Dunes Leisure Centre, Southport (Long stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Marine Drive, Southport (Long stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Kingsway, Southport (Short stay).
About 0.7 miles away
West Street, Southport (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Floral Hall, Southport (Long stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Hill Street, Southport (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Southport