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20 Attractions to Explore Near Southport Pier

Southport Pier
Southport PierPromenade, Southport, UK

Southport Pier was first opened in 1860 with an original length of 4,380 ft and it is the second longest pier in Britain. The pier has been host to famous entertainers, including Charlie Chaplin in the early 20th century. It was visited by steamliners in its heyday, but silting of the channel meant that by the 1920s very few steamers were able to reach the pier, and the service ceased in 1929.

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Southport Beach
Southport Beach0.40 KMs away from Southport Pier

Southport Beach is a wide, sandy beach located on the coast of Southport in England. The beach is well-known for its cleanliness and is a popular destination for both locals and tourists alike. Visitors can enjoy plenty of activities such as swimming, sunbathing, and flying kites. There are also a number of restaurants and cafes located nearby.

Southport Pleasureland
Southport Pleasureland0.91 KMs away from Southport Pier

Pleasureland is Southport's premier attraction for families looking for a wonderful place to go. There’s a fun mix of rides and amusements set around a park that’s family friendly, clean as a whistle and blooming with hanging baskets and flower beds. With unlimited rides all day for a single admission price, the park offers great value for money.

Southport Model Railway Village
Southport Model Railway Village1.03 KMs away from Southport Pier

Southport Model Railway Village is a tourist attraction located in Southport, England. It is a model village with a focus on trains and railways. It has attracted hundreds of thousands of families and model train enthusiasts from all over the world. This spectacular attraction consists of beautiful vistas and fabulous panoramic views of the miniature landscape and railway layout.

The Atkinson
The Atkinson1.37 KMs away from Southport Pier

The Atkinson is Southport’s home for music, theatre, art, literature and history. It offer an exciting and varied destination for families, cultural tourists and arts enthusiasts alike, with a full day and night time offer. The art gallery and library has been integrated with the Southport Arts Centre and is now known as The Atkinson.

British Lawnmower Museum
British Lawnmower Museum2.11 KMs away from Southport Pier

The British Lawnmower Museum is a museum on lawnmowers in Southport, Merseyside, northern England. It has over 300 restored exhibits of garden machinery over the last 200 years. The Museum has now become one of the Worlds leading authorities on vintage lawnmowers and are now specialists in antique garden machinery, supplying parts, archive conservation of manuscript materials and valuing machines from all over the world.

Hesketh Park, Southport
Hesketh Park, Southport2.27 KMs away from Southport Pier

Hesketh Park is one of the largest parks in Southport. Features of the park include The American Garden, The Clock Garden, The Specimen Garden, The Herbaceous Garden and the Mixed Flower Garden and also It offers a short mile walk away and with plenty of on street parking, this picturesque park is a perfect place to lose track of time.

Royal Birkdale Golf Club
Royal Birkdale Golf Club3.83 KMs away from Southport Pier

Royal Birkdale Golf Club is a golf course in the United Kingdom in North West England, located in Southport, Merseyside. It is one of the clubs in the rotation for both the Open Championship and Women's British Open and has hosted the Open Championship ten times from 1954 through 2017. It is currently voted by Golf Monthly as the best course in England and the 4th best course in the British Isle and in a survey commissioned by Planet Golf for Golfing Digest it was listed as the 18th best courses

Fairhaven Lake
Fairhaven Lake9.32 KMs away from Southport Pier

Fairhaven Lake is a lovely area on the seafront, where you can enjoy walks, fresh air and watching the wildlife. Surrounded by beautiful gardens and open green spaces, it’s where the Irish Sea meets the estuary of the River Ribble. In Autumn the lake is a very busy stopping off area for migrating birds and there’s a popular RSPB Centre which is free to visit where you can find out about the latest sightings.

Lytham Windmill
Lytham Windmill9.92 KMs away from Southport Pier

Lytham Windmill is situated on Lytham Green in the coastal town of Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, England. It is of the type known as a tower mill and was designed for grinding wheat and oats to make flour or bran. Lytham's best known landmarks, the Windmill and the Old Lifeboat House contain a seasonal museum with a series of exhibits focussed on the "History of Mills and Milling", the "Great Lifeboat Disaster" and the "Heritage of Lytham St Annes and the Fylde Area".

St Annes Beach Huts
St Annes Beach Huts10.16 KMs away from Southport Pier

St Annes Beach Huts feature everything you need for a perfect day at the seaside. These attractive structures in an array of pastel colours offer visitors a unique and exciting addition to their holiday experience ideal for all the family. Day rentals are available to book this huts for a maximum of ten persons.

Lytham Hall
Lytham Hall10.30 KMs away from Southport Pier

Lytham Hall is a Grade I country house and parkland managed by Heritage Trust for the North West. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building, the only one in the Borough of Fylde. It is constructed in the Palladian style of red brick in Flemish bond with stone dressings and stuccoed features. It has three storeys on a rectangular, symmetrical plan and sits on a stone plinth.

St Anne's Pier
St Anne's Pier10.39 KMs away from Southport Pier

St Anne's Pier is a Victorian-era pleasure pier in the English seaside resort of St Anne's-on-the-Sea, Lancashire. It was opened to the public in 1885 at a cost of £18,000. It was one of the earliest public buildings in St Annes. It’s built-in cast iron with a wooden deck and includes shelters and pavilions in cast iron, glass, and wood. Close to the pier is an attractive bandstand, Victorian shelters, and sea-front gardens. They include a pond and waterfall, complete with resident ducks, and ev

Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club
Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club10.46 KMs away from Southport Pier

Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, England, is one of the courses in the Open Championship rotation. The Women's British Open has also been played on the course five times: once prior to being designated a major championship by the LPGA Tour, and four times since.

Windmill Animal Farm
Windmill Animal Farm10.47 KMs away from Southport Pier

Windmill Animal Farm was a beautiful farm park, opened to the public in 1992, and offers visitors the chance to experience the every day running of an actual working farm while still having the chance to watch, feed, touch and play with the animals. It is home to an amazing range of rare breed and exotic farm animals and some of the best indoor and outdoor play areas in Lancashire.

St Anne's Beach
St Anne's Beach10.61 KMs away from Southport Pier

The beach itself at St Anne's is a huge expanse of golden sand. The sort that is perfect for running around on and building sandcastles. It’s also a great spot for a paddle, however, there are no lifeguards on duty, and swimming isn’t recommended towards the estuary. Behind the beach is a large grassy area featuring attractive gardens, a boating lake, and Lytham’s iconic green windmill.

Martin Mere
Martin Mere10.72 KMs away from Southport Pier

Martin Mere is a mere near Burscough, in Lancashire, England, on the West Lancashire Coastal Plain. The mere is a vast marsh, around grid reference SD 41 15 that was, until it was drained, the largest body of fresh water in England. We've 800 acres of adventure to flutter hearts, home to thousands of rare birds; a cheeky family of otters; an all-star cast of pretty pink flamingos and a group of white storks to mention a few.

WWT Martin Mere
WWT Martin Mere10.93 KMs away from Southport Pier

There’s a fantastic day ahead of you at Martin Mere Wetland Centre. Enjoy splashing, dipping, playing, feeding, paddling and getting up-close-and-personal to some of nature’s most wonderful wildlife. We've 800 acres of adventure to flutter hearts, home to thousands of rare birds; a cheeky family of otters; an all-star cast of pretty pink flamingos and a group of white storks to mention a few.

National Trust - Formby
National Trust - Formby11.44 KMs away from Southport Pier

The National Trust's Formby, Merseyside, is a glorious beach with dramatic sand dunes, surrounded by sweeping coastal pinewoods. One of the iconic attractions for a picnic and it is also a family-friendly beach that offers so many leisure activities too.

Mere Sands Wood
Mere Sands Wood12.36 KMs away from Southport Pier

Mere Sands Wood is a true wildlife haven. We're thrilled to finally have the opportunity to offer new visitor facilities; just what such a wonderful and well-loved nature reserve deserves. Mere Sands Wood is also a wildflower and fungi haven. Spring and summer bring orchids, yellow-wort and yellow bartsia, while autumn and winter usher in fly agaric, earthballs and common stinkhorn. It covers 105 acres, and includes a visitors centre, two nature trails, six wildlife hides, and one viewing platf

West Lancashire Light Railway
West Lancashire Light Railway13.04 KMs away from Southport Pier

This is Lancashire's only narrow-gauge railway line situated in the village of Hesketh Bank, between Southport and Preston. It features locomotives, wagons, and other equipment from long-gone industrial sites in Lancashire, other parts of the UK, and overseas. The railway has seven steam locomotives, three of which are in operating condition; two are currently being rebuilt and another is on static display. There are also two electric locomotives and many IC locomotives.