What to do and see in Southport, United Kingdom (UK): The Best Places and Tips

July 21, 2017 Marianna Hollaway

Southport (/ˈsaʊθpɔːrt/) is a large seaside town in Merseyside, England. At the 2001 census, it had a population of 90,336, making it the eleventh most populous settlement in North West England.
Restaurants in Southport

1. Model Railway Village

Kings Gardens | Lower Promenade, Southport PR8 1QX, England +44 1704 538001
Excellent
62%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 276 reviews

Model Railway Village

Reviewed By pildyboys - Wakefield

Hidden behind some large bushes, this really is a Gem, the wonder was walking about asking how we liked it, and explaining how everything worked, and how long it takes to construct everything. We spent a good hour walking around, taking photographs. They will even let you drink your own coffee on the benches. A very very friendly place. There is also a little quiz to o as you go round.

2. The Atkinson

Cambridge Hall Lord Street, Southport PR8 1DB, England +44 1704 533333
Excellent
64%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 597 reviews

The Atkinson

Love theatre, film, music, comedy and Exhibitions? Then you'll love The Atkinson. The museum Between Land and Sea: 10,000 years of Sefton's Coast with the permanent exhibition Discover Ancient Egypt featuring The Goodison Collection means Sefton finally has a place to share its history. With Children's theatre, some of the biggest names in comedy, music and art The Atkinson really is a cultural pick 'n' mix for all the family. The Atkinson is a focal point for the town centre. Set in a grade II listed building in the centre of Lord Street in Southport. The Atkinson is managed and run by Sefton Council. Please check our website for full opening hours. The Museum & Exhibitions are open 10am - 4pm Monday to Saturday and 11am -4pm on a Sunday. We are only open on Sunday during Sefton School Holidays.

Reviewed By Lucilou_11 - Macclesfield, United Kingdom

Do visit the 2nd floor where the Southport Exhibition is. Most interesting, and the connection with P T Barnum who married Nancy Fish, his second wife on Valentine's Day, the day of our visit, and we had just seen The Greatest Showman at the cinema. The gift shop has a very good range of Southport memorabilia too and other lovely gifts. Not forgetting the changing Exhibitions on the lst floor, A must to visit when in Southport

3. Southport Marine Lake

The Promenade, Southport PR9 0EA, England
Excellent
58%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 565 reviews

Southport Marine Lake

Reviewed By local626 - Southport, United Kingdom

I had the use of a small yacht,based at the Lakeside bar.
In summer I went sailing most days,the comrades was
Outstanding.the lake is a fair size and you can please
Your self which way you want to navigate around the
Islands.a really super sailing experience.I for all.

4. Hesketh Park

Queens Lodge Hesketh Park Queens Lodge Park Road, Southport PR9 9NN, England +44 1704 540070
Excellent
54%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 284 reviews

Hesketh Park

Reviewed By Andrea S

The kids love coming here as there is something for everyone. Great little caffe that sells all sorts of things not just food. Get really busy in the summer though so always best to get over handy. For those who would sooner take their own their is plenty of space to sit around the play area where you can sit on a blanket and watch the kids have fun.

5. Southport Little Theatre

20 Hoghton Street, Southport PR9 0PA, England +44 1704 530460
Excellent
82%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 126 reviews

Southport Little Theatre

Reviewed By THEONLYTCB - Liverpool, United Kingdom

Was there to see the comedian Rich Hall and was totally blow away at how fantastic the venue was, and how great the staff/volunteers were. I've paid more to be in 'more professional environments. While bijou it has all you need for a show: a...MoreThanks for your kind comments, so glad you were impressed by our Little Theatre and its facilities

6. Southport Pier

Pier Forecourt Promenade, Southport PR8 1QX, England +44 1704 539701
Excellent
41%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Southport Pier

Reviewed By Maha Y

We were in Southport for Libdem conference . We had some free time so we went for a walk on Southport pier . It was clean and peaceful .

7. Rotten Row, Southport

Rotten Row, Southport, England
Excellent
79%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 55 reviews

Rotten Row, Southport

Reviewed By raymond b - Liverpool

I drive on Rotten Row everyday and the flowers and plants are always such a pleasure to look at they are always lovely no matter what the season is . The people that work on Rotten Row should be applauded for all their hard work in making Southport look beautiful.

8. Botanical Gardens

Bankfield Lane, Southport PR9 7NB, England +44 1704 214164
Excellent
43%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 464 reviews

Botanical Gardens

Reviewed By chris w

A lovely Sunday walk despite the cold and slight drizzle. The aviary is small with some interesting birds. Wish there was more information on the type of birds. Would love to come back here on a beautiful day to walk around the garden.

9. Ainsdale Beach

Shore Road, Ainsdale, Southport, England +44 151 934 2967
Excellent
50%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 356 reviews

Ainsdale Beach

Reviewed By Kerry W

Lovely beach..nice and clean. Walked for miles as the tides was out. The kid's loved looking for shell's and creatures. Amazing views. But yeah nice and clean beach

10. Southport Theatre & Convention Centre

Promenade, Southport PR9 0DZ, England +44 844 871 7627
Excellent
54%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 223 reviews

Southport Theatre & Convention Centre

Reviewed By Craigveryhappy - Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom

we were here for The Magic of Mowtown
what a really nice well organised theatre
staff are friendly, Seating is comfortable and bar prices are more than reasonable
we travelled 150 miles from the north east to watch this show for the 6th time
it was well worth it and we would highly recommend this theatre to anyone
a big thank you here to all the staff that made this an unforgettable evening

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