Southport Caravan Club Site (REF : SOU)

The Esplanade, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 1RX

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Motorhomes

Why stay here ...

Just a short walk from Southport Club Site, you will find yourself in the heart of the elegant Victorian seaside town of Southport. Strolling past the exclusive shops in historic Lord Street with their vaulted canopies and Victorian glass is like stepping into another era. Opposite the site, there is a nature reserve, Victoria Park with its croquet, bowling greens, and flower show in late August, as well as plenty of family fun on the nearby beach. The site is ideal for dog owners, with plenty of lovely walks in the local area, such as Formby beach.

Southport Club Site is also a convenient distance away from the spectacular Air Show which is sure to delight the young and old alike. Other famous attractions in the area include the Lake District, the Yorkshire Moors, the Roman city of Chester and Wigan Pier. Southport also boasts a multiplex cinema, located on the Ocean Plaza. All in all the caravan park makes for an ideal holiday touring base, with plenty of worthwhile destinations and activities to keep the whole family entertained.

Facilities on site ...

  • Baby changing facilities
  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk from site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Family washroom
  • Gas
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: fair
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Wi-Fi rating: Silver

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Walking notes:

Enjoy walking along the seafront to the pier and along the beach to Formby Point (approx 7 miles).

Supermarket notes:
The closest is Morrisons in Southport, about 10 minutes walk from the site.

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Directions

From South Leave M6 at junction 26 onto the M58. At the end of motorway, (Switch Island) follow the A5758, Brooms Cross Road for Southport A565. Follow road for several miles until RAF Woodvale, at second set of traffic lights turn left onto Coastal Road. Go straight across 2 roundabouts and at 3rd turn right, and then right again at next roundabout, onto the Esplanade. Continue past the Park and Ride, and the site is on left in 0.5 mile. From North Leave M6 at junction 29. At roundabout take 3rd exit onto A6, at next roundabout take 2nd exit onto A582, follow A582 to A59, Longton Bypass. Turn left onto A59 and follow A59 until 2nd set of traffic lights. Continue onto Southport following A565., At 3rd roundabout take 3rd exit onto Marine Drive (Coastal Rd). Care to be taken road undulating. Straight on through roundabouts, under pier, over mini roundabout and then take 1st exit at next roundabout, and 3rd exit at next onto the Esplanade. Continue past the Park and Ride and the site is approx 0.5miles on left.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
PR8 1RX
GPS:
Lat 53.64131 / Lon -3.02444
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OS field ref:
SD323165
OS map ref:
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Handbook map ref:
F9

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Liverpool and Preston
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest park and ride: Town centre, charges apply
  • Nearest port: Liverpool (20 miles)
  • Nearest train station: Birkdale
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Annual visit as good as ever.

We try to get to Southport at least once a year and made it this time in August. The site was busy, it being the end of the main school holidays, but with no adverse effects. The Wardens kept the site and the toilet blocks looking good and very clean, thanks! The Botanic Gardens, Churchtown, a short cycle ride away, were looking splendid, a riot of colour. Visited The Atkinson Centre, Lord Street, for the first time and will be going back for more! Well worth a visit - https://www.theatkinson.co.uk/ - Sundays bring a hive of activity in the park to the rear of the site, with model boats, model trains and 10th scale electric buggies all active. Good to see! Only downside was the Victoria Park was closed off as workers cleared away after the flower show, so no short cut into town. Once again, an enjoyable few days - 'till the next time!
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First time visit

On arrival we were met by two smiling and friendly wardens, did the business and gently rode around the site looking primarily for a bit of tree shelter as the forecast was for strong gusts of wind throughout the week, so chose a perimeter pitch. Very clean tidy site along with the usual top form amenity buildings. There are a couple of public footpaths through the site but nothing untoward occurred and these led straight out onto the dunes, which was ideal for our dog walk. Whilst there were no poo bins outside of the site they were provided on entry when returning. We walked into the town centre most days, about a 3 mile return trip and there is quite a nice large street market lining Lord street on weekend days. We managed to stray into a no cycle area with our bikes (lack of signage) on one occasion, with some official shouting, waving and running after us but the electric bikes were excellent in aiding our escape, much to his dismay. Recommended for a bit of everything whether you walk, cycle, with dog or without and an abundance of eating places on offer along Lords street.

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Another lovely weekend but sadly spoiled by local council attitude -dog owners beware!

This is our 3rd or 4th visit this year as we love the site and the location. There was a friendly and efficient welcome from staff who keep the site beautifully and the floral ‘displays are very pretty. Sadly our visit was spoiled when we visited Hesketh Park on our way home Tuesday. Would normally visit the Botanic Gardens as that’s a perfect place for a short dog walk and a bit of lunch. Having never visited this park before we parked up on the road and entered through the south side, checking the noticeboard display at the entrance. As this said ‘dog off lead zone’ we let out little one of the lead and walked 25 meters or so down to the lake, only to be met by an ‘enforcement’ officer who promptly ‘read us our right’ under a caution and issued us with a £75 fixed penalty notice for not having the dog on the lead. So we spent 10 minutes in the park where there are no notices to tell you when you are crossing the invisible line into the ‘dogs in 2 metre leads’ area and are now faced with paying a penalty against which there is no right of appeal. We retraced our steps to check if we had missed a map/notice etc..,we hadn’t, but apparently there’s a map near the café...not much use to us as we didn’t have our binoculars. I emailed the council but they won’t change their minds, say it was publicised in ‘Locals papers, fat lot of use that is for first time visitors. Sadly it’s left a nasty taste and was very upsetting so I’m afraid that will be our last visit to Southport for some time. So be aware and if you want to visit a local park try the Botanic Gardens...they have clear signs there.
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A great site

We stayed in August 2019. This was our second time at the superb site and everything was in really good condition, the toilets were very clean, the grass kept nicely cut. The staff in reception were friendly and welcoming. The site is a short walk from a Park & Ride and the return bus fare into Southport is £2 for two people. This makes it a really handy place to stay. Southport has good bus and train links to other local places including Liverpool and Manchester. We enjoyed our time there and have booked again for next spring.
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Superb location, very clean site

Lovely large site in a great location. A short, easy walk to Southport town centre, with all its bars and eateries, plus its excellent bus and train links to Preston, Liverpool etc. On site there was very little noise and the shower blocks were immaculate. It took a while to get accustomed to having to use a key to enter the toilets and showers but well worth it as it prevented the type of messing about from kids that we have occasionally had to put up with on other sites. We stayed for 8 nights and loved every minute of it. We would have stayed longer but had to leave on the first day of the Southport Flower Show as the site was full! We'll be back.
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