Southport is a large seaside resort in Merseyside, with a stylish town centre and expansive beaches. The atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming and is popular for weekend breaks and longer family holidays. Visitors love the Victorian promenades with designer shops and independent boutiques, superb bars and cafes and international restaurants. Enjoy a walk along the picturesque seafront or head up to neighbouring Crosby to see the Anthony Gormley art installation. When you start to feel peckish, take a leisurely wander over to the centre to check out some of the fine tapas restaurants in Southport.