Southport is a large seaside town in Merseyside, England. At the 2001 census, it had a population of 90,336, making it the eleventh most populous treaty in North West England.
Southport lies upon the Irish Sea coast and is fringed to the north by the Ribble estuary. The town is 16.7 miles (26.9 km) north of Liverpool and 14.8 miles (23.8 km) southwest of Preston.
Historically allocation of Lancashire, the town was founded in 1792 similar to William Sutton, an innkeeper from Churchtown, built a bathing home at what is now the south fall of Lord Street. At that time, the area, known as South Hawes, was sparsely populated and dominated by sand dunes. At the approach of the 19th century, the area became popular taking into consideration tourists due to the simple access from the understandable Leeds and Liverpool Canal. The quick growth of Southport largely coincided when the Industrial Revolution and the Victorian era. Town attractions enhance Southport Pier, the second longest seaside pleasure pier in the British Isles, and Lord Street, an elegant tree-lined shopping street.
Extensive sand dunes stretch for several miles from Woodvale to Birkdale, the south of the town. The Ainsdale sand dunes have been designated as a national nature remoteness and a Ramsar site. Local fauna adjoin the natterjack toad and the sand lizard. The town contains examples of Victorian architecture and town planning, on Lord Street and elsewhere. A particular feature of the town is the extensive tree planting. This was one of the conditions required by the Hesketh family gone they made land comprehensible for improve in the 19th century. Hesketh Park at the northern fade away of the town is named after them, having been built upon land donated by Rev. Charles Hesketh.
Southport today is still one of the most popular seaside resorts in the UK. It hosts various events, including an annual ventilate show on and higher than the beach, the largest independent flower feat in the UK (in Victoria Park) and the British Musical Fireworks Championship. The town is at the middle of England’s Golf Coast and has hosted the Open Championship at the Royal Birkdale Golf Club.