Southport beach on a sunny day.

Southport Beach & Pier

With miles of golden sand and the iconic pier, Southport is the perfect place for a day out.

Leave the hustle and bustle of the town behind, and take a stroll along the country's second longest pier with nothing but coastal views and the peace, tranquility and relaxation this brings. 

If you are looking for a place to take the family without breaking the bank, then Southport Beach has all you need for a truly memorable day out. So whether you want to build sandcastles, fly a kite, play with a beach ball or paddle in the safe bathing water, be sure that you won’t be disappointed with a trip to the beach.

What's more, there are family friendly restaurants at Ocean Plaza on the seafront, including Nandos, Frankie & Benny's and Chiquitos. If the British rain makes a sudden appearance, don't worry because Ocean Plaza is also home to a Vue cinema, Premier Bowl & Laser and Playtown, a bright indoor soft play centre.

Heading to the coast today?

Don’t forget your beach basics - to keep us all safe and the stunning Sefton coastline looking clean and beautiful:

  • Use the bins – Sefton Council have put larger bins & skips at busy locations for your use. If a bin is full, pop your litter in a bag, then please take it home and recycle where you can.
  • Remember BBQs & fires are not allowed anywhere at the coast.
  • Please respect this precious landscape, it is home to many rare plants and animals!

To find out more about Sefton Council managed beaches, visit

Southport is a lifeguarded beach but it's important to follow key safety advice:

  • Check tide times and only swim within the yellow and red RNLI flags.
  • Be aware of soft mud. If you get into difficulty and can't see the lifeguard call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.
  • If you get into trouble in the water lie on your back and relax, resisting the urge to thrash about. If possible raise your hand and shout for help. 
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Southport station is a short walk away from Southport Beach.

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