Where is Southport?

Southport is located in the county of Merseyside, North West England, seven miles north of the town of Formby, 150 miles north of Cardiff, 160 miles south of Edinburgh, and 191 miles north-west of London. Southport lies roughly one mile south-west of the Lancashire border, and was historically in the county of Lancashire. Southport falls within the metropolitan district council of Sefton. It is in the PR8 postcode district. The post town for Southport is Southport.

Southport on a map

Bounding box showing extent of Southport
Location of Southport within the UK

Which county is Southport in?

Southport is in the ceremonial county of Merseyside, and the historic county of Lancashire.

Ceremonial CountyMerseyside
Historic CountyLancashire

Where is Southport in Merseyside?

Southport is situated towards the northernmost extremity of Merseyside, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of Merseyside.

Location of Southport within Merseyside

What is the postcode for Southport?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Southport is PR8 1PE.

Where is Southport in PR8?

Southport is situated towards the northernmost extremity of the PR8 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the PR8 postcode district.

Location of Southport within PR8

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What is the post town for Southport?

The post town for Southport is Southport. Southport is in the PR8 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Southport.

What is the latitude and longitude of Southport?

The centre of Southport is located at position 53.64729° latitude and -3.00732° longitude.

Latitude53.64729°
Longitude-3.00732°

What is the easting and northing of Southport?

The centre of Southport is located at the grid reference easting 333510 and northing 417225 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting333510
Northing417225

What are the nearest towns to Southport?

Position of Southport relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Southport to the centre of the town.

7m
Southport is 7 miles north of Formby
7m
Southport is 7 miles south of Lytham St Anne's
7m
Southport is 7 miles north-west of Ormskirk
9m
Southport is 9 miles south-west of Freckleton
9m
Southport is 9 miles north of Maghull
11m
Southport is 11 miles south-west of Kirkham
12m
Southport is 12 miles north-west of Skelmersdale
12m
Southport is 12 miles north of Crosby
12m
Southport is 12 miles south of Blackpool
12m
Southport is 12 miles north of Litherland

What are the nearest cities to Southport?

Position of Southport relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Southport to the centre of the city.

15m
Southport is 15 miles south-west of Preston
16m
Southport is 16 miles north of Liverpool
29m
Southport is 29 miles south of Lancaster
32m
Southport is 32 miles west of Salford
32m
Southport is 32 miles north of Chester
32m
Southport is 32 miles north-east of St Asaph
33m
Southport is 33 miles west of Manchester
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Southport is 52 miles west of Bradford
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Southport is 55 miles north-east of Bangor
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Southport is 55 miles north-west of Stoke-on-Trent

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