Lancashire's Fylde Coast Seaside Resort
a popular day trip for the peoples of Manchester and Liverpool alike.
Lying on the Fylde Coast about 20 miles north of Liverpool, this
traditional Victorian seaside town has long, flat sandy beaches,
family attractions, an extensive shopping high street, many restaurants,
world-class golf and all types of accommodation from hotels to B&B
Photo Courtesy of www.webbaviation.co.uk © 2008
Popular in the
region for its 20 mile unspoilt coastline and the largest area of
undeveloped sand dunes in the Britain offering many miles of coastal
walks. These extensive golden sands, green lawns, promenades and
flower beds are attractions which beckon young and old alike.
Photos by Gary
& VICTORIAN ARCADES
There is an
extensive funfair lying behind the main town centre and on the seafront.
the town's main high street thoroughfare is a delight to the would-be
shopper, with its tree-lined avenues, many high class and expensive
shops set in elegant Victorian arcades and passageways.
the whole shopping front is covered by glass and iron canopies.
The town abounds
in large houses, public buildings, hotels and shops built mostly
during Victorian and Edwardian times. There
are also many shops specialising in items for the golfer, due to
the presence of Royal Birkdale, a championship golf course, which
lies to the south of the town.
Show is regularly held in late July-Early August and well worth
a visit. Contact Tourist Information for current details - Tourist
Lord Street, Southport. Tel: 01704-533 333.
Located on the
A565 a few miles equidistant from Liverpool and Preston. Access
from Manchester via the M602 motorway signposted "Liverpool" and
leading onto the M62. At Junction 10, just before Warrington, turn
north onto the M6 towards Preston. After
about 15 miles at Junction 27 turn left onto the A5209 at Parbold.
Follow signs to Ormskirk and then the A570 to Southport. Travelling
time is about 1½ hours.
directly from Bus Stations in Manchester.