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Where is it?
Southport is a Victorian seaside resort about 10 miles north of Liverpool. Lord Street was the model for the boulevards of Paris. There is a large salt water lake which provides opportunities for boating and sailing. There is just so much to do - you can walk along the pier, search out wildlife or enjoy fish n' chips and building sandcastles.
Southport is very cycle friendly and the Trans Pennine cycle / walking path start from here.
The Sefton coast is classified as an area of special scientific interest. Vast sandy beaches and outstanding sand dunes make it a great place for walking and for children. The sand dunes all along the coastline are home to numerous species and plants. It is one of the largest dune systems in the UK, so you could spend the day walking or cycling through it and seeing what you can spot.
Most of the beaches are dog friendly.
Ainsdale Beach is a hot spot for water activities such as kite surfing and more. The beautiful landscape and wide open space makes it an ideal place for beach sports.
Formby National Trust area is a short drive or train ride away. Formby Beach is one of the most beautiful on the coastline. Extensive views can be soaked up and enjoyed once you wander through the natural dunes.
While visiting Formby you can also explore the pine woods and see if you can spot a red squirrel! Nature really comes together in this haven with woods, dunes, sand and sea.
The Martin Mere wildlife refuge is within 30 minutes and other smaller RSPB sites are on the edge of the town.
Southport has a wide choice of restaurants and pubs within walking distance of the house. It is the home of the Royal Birkdale Golf Course, where the Open and Ryder Cup are played. There are several other first-rate links courses. The Southport flower show and many other events are held in Victoria Park and there are theatres and a large cinema.
Nearby Liverpool is one of the best-rated locations to visit in the world. It is the home of the Beatles, an excellent heritage area and maritime museum, Tate and Walker art galleries, theatres, restaurants, etc. It is also home to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and the Everyman Theatre. Liverpool One is a leading new retail attraction.
Liverpool is also home to two Premiership football clubs. including Liverpool FC, five times European Champions; it is possible to tour the Liverpool stadium.
Southport and Liverpool are linked by good roads and an excellent railway service.
We are in easy reach of the Pennines, the Fylde ( for Blackpool), the beautiful Trough and Forest of Bowland, Manchester and the Lake District.
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