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The genteel resort of Southport is situated on the Irish Sea coastline north of Liverpool. Long known as the 'posh Blackpool', it is a great place to visit for a day by the sea. Booking car hire in Southport will allow you to take in the delights of this traditional town as well as the wider area.

The sprawling Merseyside resort of Southport has grown from its original small village centre since the first bathing house was built in 1792...

Today the seafront is lined with a wide sandy beach, and away from the town’s central area there are many sand dunes, including the protected National Trust coastline at Formby with its red squirrels.

The town itself is arranged around the main central thoroughfare of Lord Street. Built in Victorian times this has many shopping arcades, restaurants and cafes. There are gardens along Lord Street known as the Town Gardens. To the west of the street is the entertainment area leading down to the seafront esplanade and pier. There is plenty of choice of traditional seaside fayre, from fish and chips to candy floss, as well as amusements. On the beach you’ll find a variety of watersports on offer including sandboarding.

The Atkinson is a cultural centre housed in the library and art gallery bestowed on the town by William Atkinson in 1875. Head here for local exhibitions and arts, including films and gallery showings.

The quirky British Lawnmower Museum houses more than 200 lawnmowers and tells the story of this essentially British machine and our devotion to the perfect lawn. It’s not every day you to get to see a garden mower donated by the likes of HRH Prince Charles, celebrity gardener Alan Titchmarsh or media personality Vanessa Feltz. Well in Southport you can!

Liverpool (LPL) is the nearest airport to the town. It’s around a 45-minute drive to the south on the other side of the city. You can pick up your hire car here or at a number of downtown locations in Southport. To find the best price on car rental in Southport, use TravelSupermarket’s search tool to the left.

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