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Places To Visit

Some things to do and see in and around Southport.

BEACHES – Eight miles of golden sand. including dunes and marsh with wonderful wildlife.
BIRDWATCHING – Martin Mere Wildlife and Wetlands Trust and Marshside RSPB’s nature reserve

BOTANIC GARDENS – Churchtown, Cafes, boating lake, aviaries, children”s play area, crazy golf, bowling green, gardens and band stand

DUNES LEISURE CENTRE – Swimming pool, sports hall fitness suite, children’s pool and activities. 

GOLF – Five local courses; one is two minutes walk away

HESKETH PARK – gardens, playground, boating lake, mini golf, cafe.

LEISURE LAKES – at Mere Brow (6 miles), water sports, fishing, adventure playground, golf driving range.

KINGS GARDEN –  Southport gardens. Play area.

LORD STREET – World famous shopping street, shop till you drop.

MARINE LAKE – Two sailing clubs, paddle steamer, canoeing, rowing speed boat.The Marine Lake is a hive of activity during summer months with watersports and leisure craft sharing this wonderful saltwater lake.

MEOLS HALL – Churchtown, historical manor house.


MODEL VILLAGE – with 6 gauge railway, landscape gardens, tea garden and cafe.

MUSEUMS –  Victorian Room, dolls and toys; Lawn mower museum

NATURE RESERVE – Formby Point includes Natterjack Toads and Red Squirrels; 1,216 acres of foreshore dunes, slacks and woodland.

OCEAN PLAZA – Leisure and retail park. Shopping on the seafront. Ten pin bowling. Seven screen cinema.

PIER – Reopened in 2002 after total restoration with tram and amuesment arcades at both ends

PLEASURELAND – All the fun of the fair.

RED SQUIRRELS –  The nature reserve at Formby point, one of the few remaining colony of red squirrels, where they may come and feed from your hand.

RUFFORD OLD HALL – Ancestral home of the Lords of the Manor of Rufford, and boasts 500 years of history.

SOUTHPORT THEATRE – Including Christmas Pantomime.

SPLASH WORLD – Swimming pool with slides and rides

VICTORIA PARK  — Childrens park area, Bowls, large grass areas for picnics and playing.