Everlasting Holiday Memories of Southport
Southport is a large and lovely seaside town located in the borough of Merseyside. For years, the coastal charm and convivial atmosphere of Southport has attracted millions of visitors; the diverse rage of attractions mean every type of traveller will find an exciting and intriguing activity to perfectly suit their holiday desires.
Beach Side Beauty
No trip to Southport would be complete without a serene stroll of its celebrated beach, so begin your day with an exploration of the sandy shores of Southport Beach. Watch happy families build sandcastles from the excellent vantage point of a donkey before disembarking to enjoy the kaleidoscopic colours of Silcokcs Funland and the Southport Pier, where glittering arrays of traditional arcade games and Victorian style rides reside. Next, visit the verdant acres of the Kings Gardens for a regal experience of natural beauty. The 17 acre expanse is located in the heart of the town centre and boasts herbaceous blooms and Victorian outbuildings that straddle the glittering river. Hire a unique swan pedalo boat and enjoy floating calmly upon the gentle waters before wandering into the prismatic periphery of the Botanic Gardens to enjoy aromatic teas, fresh sandwiches and indulgent pastries at the Botanic Gardens Café.
An Afternoon of Culture
Culture vultures will delight in the inviting array of galleries and museums that Southport boasts so spend the afternoon feasting your senses on inspired artwork and intriguing exhibitions. Eclectic collections in The Atkinson include a variety of rotating exhibitions that feature verything from fine art and ceramics to pottery and prints. The Waterfront Arts Centre is dedicated to exhibiting the work of local up and coming artists and photographers, and many of the works are for sale. For a quirky and completely unique experience, visit the British Lawnmower Museum to admire the tribute to the garden machine industry. Exhibitions include lawn mowers of the rich and famous and pioneering developments in lawnmower technology. As the sun begins to set, complete your thorough exploration of the city with a stroll down Southport Beach to admire the sprawling structure of Britain’s oldest iron pier which features its very own tram system that transports visitors to the end of the pier.
Dine as Lavishly as a Lord
Standing proudly upon the corner of Southport's iconic Lord Street is the critically acclaimed Sandgrounder Restaurant. Expect a warm and inviting welcome from the award winning staff before sinking into an elegant booth to enjoy some of the home cooked specialities on the menu. Sample continental specialities such as honey roast ham and eggs, steak and ale pie and spicy fajitas before enjoying the vibrant atmosphere of the bar and perhaps taking in an exciting sports match on the expansive flat screen television.