What I have always liked about Southport is the openess of it. Its not like other seaside resorts where it is built up all along the promenade. In Southport there is the beach, then pleasureland, the lake and green open spaces, flowers, trees and benches to sit and have a rest.
Botanic Gardens Museum
The Botanical Gardens is also home to a small museum - free entry too. It was first opened by the famous showman Phileus T in 1876. The museum contains many fine collections of local interest including natural and local history, The Cecily Bate Collection of Dolls, and a Victorian Period Room.
Southport Liverpool’s seaside resort.
Located north a short drive north of Liverpool, Southport boasts to be a revitalised seaside resort.
For years it has been neglected by its closest neighbour Blackpool. As Blackpool grew and grew Southport suffered from a lack of cash flow, as a consequence the town went down hill with the final straw being the closure of its pier.
In 2000 work started on the pier and almost at the same time started work on the promenade area. Today Southport is still quieter than its neighbour; however instead of competing on style of resort, Southport has promoted itself as quiet resort for amore mature clientele.