Southport is a Sandy beach located near Southport in Merseyside. Dogs are restricted to certain areas of the beach. Southport is a busy seaside resort and is popular with families. The beach is north of Ainsdale and is near the mouth of the River Ribble. It is a wide, shallow, flat, clean and sandy beach, with a very large tidal range. The rear edge is flanked by a promenade and it also has a pier.