Soak up the sun at the local Southport beaches
Southport is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the UK, with a coastline that stretches out for 22 miles.
Just 10 miles north of Liverpool, it has been a popular place for people to take holidays in the UK since Victorian times.
Southport beach itself is ideal for families to relax and spend a day at the beach. In fact, it is one of the most attractive seaside resorts in the North West, and the Ramada Plaza Southport hotel is the perfect place to stay in Southport to make the most of this wonderful place.
Southport's history as a popular seaside resort stretches back to the late 1700s when sea bathing was very popular. By the end of the 18th century, Southport had proven itself to be a prestigious seaside resort, as well as fully functioning residential town for people looking for seaside resorts in Southport.
The tide always goes out quite a long way, which exposes a large land mass of sand that is ideal for beach based sports, such as kite-mountain boarding. During high-tide, many other people enjoy wind-surfing and surfing in the water on this beach.
Apart from the beach, children can also enjoy donkey rides to Southport pier. The pier itself is 3,600 ft long and dates back to 1860, making it the oldest surviving iron pier and the second longest in the UK.
However, the original pavilion was destroyed in a fire and was replaced by a much grander version in 1902.
The Ramada Plaza Southport Hotel is also very close to Ainsdale beach, which is award-winning and is famous for its stunning golden sand dunes. In fact, it has been awarded with the International Blue Flag many times.
Additionally, Formby Point can be found just ten minutes from Southport. This is also a very special looking beach because it has pinewoods and sand dunes overlooking it.
On top of that, if you are lucky, you will spot one of the rare red squirrels that feed on pine cones on this beach, or maybe you will see 5,000 year-old red deer footprints on the beach.
15 minutes down the coast is Crosby Beach, which hosts a fantastic art installation by Antony Gormley – 'Another Place.'
Southport is very fortunate because it attracts people from all over the UK. It is also growing increasingly popular as more and more people continue to stay in the UK for their holidays.