There’s so much to see and do in Southport that many of our guests return time and time again. Whilst the summer months are the most popular time for visitors there’s plenty to enjoy all year round. Below are just a few of our suggestions:

Lord Street – Tree-lined Lord Street has long been recognised as the inspiration for Paris’ famous Champs Elysees, and it is easy to see why. The stunning Victorian shopfronts sit along a wide boulevard that’s just made for people-watching. Shops, bars, restaurants and cafes can all be found along Lord Street and it’s just a few steps away from the Andora Guest House.

Pleasureland -With over 50 rides and attractions, Pleasureland has everything you need for a great day out. From roller coasters to a miniature railway, there’s something for all ages to enjoy. Visit pleasureland’s website

King’s Gardens – This 17-acre garden sits in the heart of Southport town centre and is a hive of activity all year round. The garden retains its Victorian splendour and comes complete with its own tasty tea room.

Southport Marine Lake – Whether you want to take to the water in a swan pedalo or simply stroll along the banks and soak up the view, Southport Marine Lake is a must see during your time here.

Southport Pier – The oldest iron pier in the country and second longest overall, Southport Pier has been providing locals and visitors alike with a place to wander for over 150 years. Take a stroll and enjoy the wide-open space and fresh sea air. On a clear day you can see Blackpool tower!

The Atkinson – This cultural gem at the heart of Lord Street is not to be missed. Housing a theatre, museum and art gallery you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Visit the Atkinson’s website

Further afield

Explore the coast – A 12-mile stretch between Southport and Waterloo has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest due to the fascinating array of plants and wildlife. The Sefton Coastal Path is a great way to explore this area and is popular with walkers and cyclists. Along the way you’ll also be able to enjoy Sir Anthony Gormley’s ‘Another Place’ – 100 life-size casts of the artist spread across Crosby beach.

National Trust Formby – Just a few stops on the train from Southport, Formby offers a glorious beach backed by dramatic sand dunes and sweeping coastal pinewoods. One of the few remaining homes of our native red squirrel, will you be lucky enough to spot one?

Golf – Home to the UK’s highest concentration of championship links courses, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Royal Birkdale is the jewel in the crown and is a regular host to The Open Championship, but there are several more top-quality courses in the area on which you can enjoy a round or two.