Southport Beach Parking
Information about Parking in Southport Beach
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Southport Beach is located just 40 minutes’ drive north of Liverpool and stretches over 22 miles of coastline. Southport is a large coastal town, home to over 90,000 residents.
Here, you’ll find the second-longest pier in England which was built in 1860 and stretches over 1,108 metres. Initially, it was 1,340m, but after a number of storms and fires, the pier had to be shortened slightly. It has hosted entertainers such as Charlie Chaplain and has been a Grade II listed building since 1975.
The beach is home to the Southport Air Show each September, where you can enjoy two days of aerial shows, flight simulators, interactive and educational displays, and a military display with a simulated battle. The Southport Air Show is an annual event that began in 1991 and draws tens of thousands of spectators every year.
Southport is also home to the Southport Weekender Festival, the Food and Drink Festival, the Southport Flower Show, the Southport Halloween Festival, and the British Musical Fireworks Championship.
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Southport Beach Parking Statistics
4.8 out of 5 stars
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Parking near Southport Beach
The easiest option for Southport Beach parking is to park on the beach itself. Beach parking is available from Easter until September and will cost between £4.50 - £6.00. Please note that the beach might be closed during high tide. There is also parking at Ainsdale Beach and on Lifeboat Road in Formby.
There is a Park and Ride facility at the Eco Visitor Centre that is available throughout the year. You can leave your car there and then catch a bus into the town centre for £2.00. You can also park coaches at the Eco Visitor Centre for £5.00 per day.
You will also find free parking near Southport Beach at multiple locations in town, including on Sandy Lane and Seaforth Vale, and at the Botanic Gardens in Churchtown, the RSPB at Marshside, and the Netherton Centre.
You will find pay and display parking at the following locations:
- Blucher Street
- Bootle Leisure
- Burbo Bank
- Central 12
- Civic Hall, Waterloo
- Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre
- Dunes Leisure/Splashworld
- Floral Hall
- Formby Pool
- Hougoumont Avenue, Waterloo
- Marine Drive
- New Strand Multi-storey
- Sumner Road
- The Green
- The Sands, Ainsdale
- Tulketh Street 1
- Tulketh Street 2
Please refer to the pay machine to find the cost for parking and the maximum time for which you can park.
Residents can apply for a parking permit in designated parking spaces. You will need to provide proof of residence and proof of ownership of your vehicle.
You can also apply for a permit for a town centre parking permit if there is pay and display parking outside of your home and there is no provision for off-street parking. To register, you’ll have to pay the £30 fee and prove your eligibility. This permit will allow you to pay in a pay and display spot without having to pay for it or adhere to the time limit.
Alternatively, you can browse the options available at YourParkingSpace. We have short term and long term options available near Southport Beach.
The Southport Pier is the second-longest pier in the country at 1,108 metres long. It is a Grade II listed structure and was first opened in 1860, making it the oldest iron pier in the country. The pier was closed in 2000 for a £7.2 million restoration and opened again in 2002. In 2003, it was named Pier of the Year by the National Piers Society.
Princes Park sits right beside the beach and is home to the King's Gardens, Southport Pleasureland, Silcock's Funland, and the Southport Model Railway Village. Southport Pleasureland has over 100 rides, a go-kart track, restaurants and a bar. Silcock's Funland is Southport's largest family amusement centre and has games, rides, a casino, and a carousel. The park also has a collection of restaurants and shops, plus a cinema and ten-pin bowling. Across the road is Splash World, a fitness centre and water park with a gym, pool sports hall, flume rides and a bubble spa.
According to their website, the Atkinson is known as “Southport’s home for music, theatre, art, literature and history”. It has over 3,500 artworks and over 25,000 pieces of history, as well as an Egyptology Gallery and an exhibit dedicated to Sefton’s Coast. It also has a café and library.
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By Train: The Southport train station is about 10 minutes’ walk from the beach and services the Merseyrail and northern lines.
By Bus: There are several bus lines that run through Southport, including 15, 15A, 44, 46, 46B, and 49.
By Car: Southport sits at the intersection of the A565 and the A570, about 40 minutes’ drive north of Liverpool.
Disabled Parking near Southport Beach
There are plenty of disabled parks available throughout the Southport town centre. Please ensure that you display your blue badge whenever using these parks.
To search for the disabled car park that is closest to Southport Beach, see the Blue Badge Parking website.
There is an electric charging station available at the Morrisons, and multiple located in the residential areas surrounding the town centre.
A network of all electric vehicle charging points can be found on the government's Go Ultra low website.
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Where is Southport Beach?
Southport Beach sits on the west coast of England, in the town of Southport just north of Liverpool.
What is there to do at the beach?
Along the beach, you’ll find the second-longest pier in England, which also happens to be the oldest iron pier in the country.
What is there to see in town?
The nearby Princes Park is just a stone’s throw from the beach and is home to the King's Gardens, Southport Pleasureland, Silcock's Funland, and the Southport Model Railway Village. Just across the road is the water park Splash World. In town, you’ll find the Atkinson, which is an art gallery, a museum, and a library rolled into one. You’ll also find the town’s botanical gardens about 10 minutes drive out of the town centre.
What events does Southport host?
The Southport Air Show, the Southport Weekender Festival, the Food and Drink Festival, the Southport Flower Show, the Southport Halloween Festival, and the British Musical Fireworks Championship.
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Latest Southport Beach parking reviews
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Easy to find and easy to parkLesley
This is the first time we have used YPS so contacted the company first who answered our questions promptly which reassured us enough to book the space. The bollards at the entrance were a slight obstacle to contend with but other than that we had no issues at all. The surface was flat and well maintained. We parked close to where we wanted to be and I doubt that it was over 25% full during our stay. We will certainly use Garrick Parade again if we are in the area.James
Easy to find ,good location right on the main drag. Bit difficult to park when we got there as was pretty full. Easy departure. Would recommend.Trevor
So easy, booked a space on the your parking space app for £4 from 10am until 7pm, lots of spaces, no trying to squeeze in. 10 minute walk from pleasureland, 2 mins from the pier and right by local restaurants, hassle free, local, convenient. I will book through this again.Danielle
Easy too book onlineLee
We stayed at travelodge so the car park was right behind the hotel. The info regarding how to get at the car park were really easy to understand and the price for 3 days cost £9 plus 50p fee which was okLaura
Easy to find and park, great location in the heart of Southport.Rosina