Royal Birkdale Golf Club
The Royal Birkdale Golf Club is a stunning coastal resort of Southport, hosting one of the finest links courses in England. This is the home of Royal Birkdale, for many golfers, quite simply, one of the best of all the great golf courses to have staged The Open Championship.
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- The Royal Birkdale Golf Club is a stunning coastal resort of Southport, hosting one of the finest links courses in England. This is the home of Royal Birkdale, for many golfers, quite simply, one of the best of all the great golf courses to have staged The Open Championship.
- Splash World is an indoor all weather water park suitable for all of the family. Includes a wide range of flumes and river rides, a relaxing bubble spa and a toddler pool and water play area including tipping buckets and fountains. We also have a poolside café with a menu offering a range of food and refreshments.
- Ainsdale beach, a large soft sandy beach between Southport and Formby with nature reserve and sand dunes. This beach is so large you can always find space. Ideal for horse riding, Kitesurfing, landboards, buggy and land yachts. Ainsdale Beach is now recognised as one of the best beaches in the UK for kite activities, with zones set aside for kite buggy, landboard use and kite surfing in the sea. A permit is required before you use a power kite in the kite zone. An excellent beach to learn and practice kite surfing. This large and safe beach is free from obstructions. The Ainsdale Discovery Centre is situated adjacent to the beach and Ainsdale & Birkdale Sandhills Local Nature Reserve. The centre provides local information, a classroom facility, venue for events and cycle hire. Facilities include toilets, cafes, picnic area, car parking off Shore Road and nearby Ainsdale Village offers shopping and restaurants.
- Formby beach, a large area of beach with sand dunes and pine woods.A stunning stretch of unspoiled coastline managed by the National Trust Long sandy beaches and attractive pine woods Spot one of the rare red squirrels feeding on pine cones Search for 5,000-year-old red deer footprints on the beach There is a public bridlepath at Lifeboat Road and access to the beach for horses is via this Lifeboat Road path only. Lifeboat Road site: 1½ miles from the town centre; there are three linked unpaved car parks with several routes cascading out into the sand dunes and woods. The car parks are about 900 yards from the beach. Victoria Road site: North of Lifeboat Road and is busier due to the red squirrel reserve being here. Parking is available adjacent to the reserve and at the end of the road there is a large unpaved car park for easier beach access, the beach from the car park is about 100 yards. Public toilets are available at Victoria Road during car park opening hours but there are no toilet facilities at Lifeboat Road.
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