Southport is a great place for a day out, whether with friends, family, pets or just yourself! 

There is a variety of things to do, whether that's a stroll on the beach, enjoying retail therapy at the shops or fun activities for the kids! There is truly something for everyone.

What's even better is that Merseyrail stations on the Southport line are just a short walk away from the most popular destinations. Merseyrail will run a 15-minute Sunday service on the Southport line throughout the summer, starting on Sunday 28 May, so consider travel sorted.

With so many great places in Southport, it can be difficult to know where to start! So, we have collated the best locations for your next day out, have a look below and plan your journey.

Southport destinations and events

Several different brightly coloured bumper cars in a line.

Southport Pleasureland

With lots to see and do, rides to suit everyone and best of all free entry, Southport Pleasureland truly is a fantastic day out for the whole family.
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.
A group of people walking past shops. A woman is pointing at something in the shop.

Southport Shopping

Designer names, tree lined boulevards and unexpected gems.
A large bridge over a lake. It is daytime and the sky is blue.

Southport Marine Lake, Parks & Gardens

At Marine Lake you’ll find a choice of water based activities to keep the whole family entertained.
A crowd sitting down enjoying food and drink outside in a park

Southport Food and Drink Festival

The ‘foodie’ paradise is back on Friday 31 May to Sunday 2 June!
Two small children enjoying a golf course on a sunny day.

Viking Golf Southport

Adventure awaits at Viking Golf Southport! Can you take on the Viking Gods and win? Prepare to be transported to a time when Vikings roamed our shores and raided our lands! 
The exterior of the Atkinson theatre. It is a sunny day and the sky is blue.

The Atkinson

Recently refurbished, The Atkinson is a hub of Arts and Culture in the North West.
A display of different flowers and plants at the Southport Flower Show

Southport Flower Show

Southport Flower Show, the UK’s largest independent flower show, is back on 15 - 18 August.