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 Merseyside caravan 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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Great location for southport and access to local travel

A great location to access Southport. Southport is great for eating out and nightlife. With gates directly into Victoria Park, it’s a lovely walk through to town. Morrison’s (10 mins away) is nearby, and on the way into Southport. Birkdale is about 20 mins walk and has lots to offer for a village. Southport is easily accessible from here by foot or train. There are Sandhills on the opposite side of access road for dog walks and a longer track to Ainsdale, Freshfield and Formby can be picked up from Weld Road. Catch the train back to Southport. Victoria Park often has limited access due to private events being held. In winter the walk into town is unlit and a good torch advisable. We have stayed on various areas of the site at different times of the year. The facilities have been excellent and up to club standards. However, when there in November, the new, lower field was flooded and many pitches unusable. If you want a club site with easy access to all amenities, this one is perfect.
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Spoilt by inconvenient access to conveniences

Very good location for a site, as Southport is a short walk and had excellent rail links to Liverpool and Blackpool. Southport itself is a very pleasant town. The site itself has a middle area, which has mature trees and bushes and has the nicest pitches. It is the furthest from the facilities, but the pitches on the left of reception are in a long line and the new area is a bit of a windswept wasteland, which will probably improve once things start growing. The main let down is the yomp from pitches 30 and 31 to the new loos. There is no close access to the ladies from where we were pitched. The block is almost completely fenced in, so women have to walk all the way round to the well placed male facilities entrance, and then retrace their steps all the way back around the front of the building to the ladies door. There are a number of signs asking people (they would be the females) not to climb over the fence. There would be no need for these signs had there been a path to the door. Unfortunately, a serviced pitch was sited where a path should have been. Extremely annoying especially in the dark. Must have been deigned by a man.

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A GREAT WEEKEND IN SOUTHPORT

I was like, JojoChambers, a little apprehensive about visiting this site due to some of the reviews. But I'm so glad I ignored them and booked a two night stay. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, the wardens were on hand to assist and were always pleasant to deal with. The facilities were fantastic and kept spotlessly clean. The site is well set out and in a great location for visiting this area. Yes there was some standing water but not a problem and no surprise given the amount of rain we've had. A good walk into the Town Centre but manageable for most. It's a long time since we've been to Southport and had forgotten what it has to offer. We hired bikes from the Eco Centre on Saturday afternoon and really enjoyable ride around. The bikes are a little old and need a bit of tlc but worked perfectly well for us. Definitely recommend this site and will be visiting again without a doubt.

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Underwater!

We have just returned from our 4th visit to Southport site and our 1st time pitch on the fairly recent extended side. I have mixed feelings about it, lots of positives, a few negatives. Positives are that the newer side to this wonderful site is that it is bright and airy and the pitches are huge and well spaced. Now the negatives. It has been wet, very wet in many places and the newer side suffers badly with many pitches either completely underwater or in part. The grassy areas also, in fact, we did wonder whether club had invested in a new lake feature. On arriving we were not forewarned about the lack of pitch availability due to flooding by the wardens, nor the risk of further flooding on some pitches. We were not advised that to plug in to EHU, we would have to put wellies on to access the electric points. We did find a pitch that was dry in the main but wet around the edges but decided against leaving items we would usually store under the van out as rain was expected and we didn't want any items ruining if the pitch flooded. To access most pitches you had to either walk or drive through flooded areas. The drainage really does need sorting. It seems poor value for money when pitch choice is at a minimum due to the flooded areas. There were at least 10 pitches out of action and many more with some standing water on them. Another negative was that the lovely facilities on the new side were cold. If there was any heating on it was minimal compared to the facilities on the older part of the site which were toasty warm. Lastly, having enjoyed a lovely walk out, called at reception for some milk to be told there wasn't any. Yes, the supermarkets are within easy reach of the site but we had been out for a couple of hours, didn't want to carry shopping and assumed wrongly that basics would be available at reception. We made do with our supplies, that was fine but just wanted to warn others that there are no basics available to buy on site and therefore come well stocked up or be prepared to find the shops. We had a lovely weekend apart from the flooding, no milk and cold facilities and will visit again as we think it's location is great.

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Great Site

I.must admit I was a bit apprehensive driving North to this site from Bristol after reading some of the less than positive reviews here. It was a great site though! Wardens were friendly and welcoming. We stayed on the old part of the site and it was really peaceful. It's a easy walk through Victoria Park into town and direct access to an extensive cycling path network from.the site. Short walk to the pier and promenade area. Facilities were clean and well maintained as expected. We stayed 5 nights, there's lots to do and see in the area so we'll be back! Recommended.

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Telephone:
01704 565214

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Please Note: Due to a major fault at the electricity substation in Victoria Park, Scottish Power will be removing the mains electric coming in the site from 8 am between Wedneday 11 - Friday 13 December. There will be generators in place around the site.