Southport Club Site

Francis replied on 11/01/2019 16:52

Posted on 11/01/2019 16:52

We have to take our caravan down to the dealers in Preston to get a warranty repair done in March. We have decided to make it a holiday and are looking at staying at the above site. We have been to the town many times but not the site. Can anyone who has been advise eg best place to pitch and is access ok ( our van is 7 mts long) also is it an easy walk in to the town.

Thanks

Tammygirl replied on 11/01/2019 16:58

Posted on 11/01/2019 16:58

Francis, we've stayed there a few times though not an expert on the site.

We've had a 7.4m caravan on that site without issues, access we found to be good and access around the site easy enough.

We prefer the older part of the site as its not so open or near the road, we try to pitch with the van against the woods/park.

Walking into Southport is easy enough access through the park. 

We enjoyed our visits there as there is so much to do within an hours drive of the site.

EasyT replied on 11/01/2019 17:00

Posted on 11/01/2019 17:00

Easy level walk into town. Not checked distance but under a mile. I prefer the older part of the site showing all the trees on the plan as the newer part is a bit desolate in my view. Access very easy.

EasyT replied on 11/01/2019 17:04

Posted on 11/01/2019 17:04

We enjoyed our visits there as there is so much to do within an hours drive of the site.

We usually call and see the red squirells at Formby point but we decided to go theere after Christmas having stayed from 13th December. We had bought our peanuts in shell from Morrisons as usual but unfortunately we had a surprise Chrissy present of a stinking, lousy cold. Yep with you on the new part ..... just needs some tumbleweed on it to liven it up

InaD replied on 11/01/2019 17:04

Posted on 11/01/2019 17:04

We haven't been there for some time, but I do remember reading on CT not that long ago about someone who complained that their pitch, which was near the toiletblock, was constantly used by folk going forwards and backwards to the toiletblock.  Or has that since been rectified, as I also remember talk of a chain being put up there or something.  Perhaps someone who has recently stayed there can shed more light on that, if it was me, I'd want to avoid a pitch like that.

EasyT replied on 11/01/2019 17:07

Posted on 11/01/2019 17:07

That was along the rear of the toilet block about pitch 108/109 no idea what has happened as we have been going there for the last 8 Christmases I think but avoid the new part of the site

Wherenext replied on 11/01/2019 17:09

Posted on 11/01/2019 17:09

Town centre is easy to access, Francis. Site is generally quiet. Good cycling locally if you bring your bike. Head south along the coast road.

Train station in town so you can go to Liverpool.

Bakers2 replied on 11/01/2019 17:12

Posted on 11/01/2019 17:12

We have stayed there. Yes there was a path between pitches to the new facilities. Really poor design for the this and there was only one entrance to the block so you had to walk the length twice if you were female just to reach the ladies door! 4 times by the time you leave if you're not parked by the entrance.

Easy walk to town. Easy walk to rail station be that in the town our the opposite way, name escapes me embarassed very reasonable costs, stations right through to Chester, Port Sunlight, Liverpool, stations for red squirrel watching and another place. 

More than enough to occupy you for several days or much longer. 

Cant help on pitch suggestions.

MollysMummy replied on 11/01/2019 17:15

Posted on 11/01/2019 17:15

The new part is terrible ..... acres of desolate loose gravel with an odd bit of grass here & there.

The so called problem pitch was next to the toilet block on the new side. Due to the club trying to cram in as many pitches as possible it meant that people tended to cut slightly across the corner of a pitch adjacent to an access point in the miles of fencing around said toilet block.