is a densely populated coastal county, lots
of people, spirit, humour, lots to see -
from land and air.
is a seaside resort town on the north Merseyside
coast (part of Lancashire until 1973, Southport
is still part of the Preston
postal area). Southport used to be a very
popular holiday destination before mass
foreign travel became widely affordable.
It is still a popular destination, especially
for day-trippers in the summer months. It
is easy to see why. There is a long wide
sandy beach stretching from Formby
Point (to the south) up to Southport Pleasureland.
Visitor attractions include camping and
caravan facilities, a Model Village, the
Royal Birkdale Golf course, Pleasureland
(amusements), and lots of interesting shopping
along Southport's famous "Lord Street".
Access to Southport by road is along the
A565 from Liverpool
or the motorway network (after the end of
the M57). Southport also has a railway station
with frequent services to both Liverpool
city centre (south) and Wigan (to the east).
There are also several airfields around
Southport. Pleasure flights in small aeroplanes
are available during the summer months and
pilot training is also available in this
area (see also Blackpool
Other places in the area around Southport
include Ansdale, Woodvale, Hillside, Birkdale,
Scarisbrick, Churchtown, Marshside, and
Brown Edge, to mention just a few.
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