Have your payment ready and road closures at the Southport Air Show


PhotoSign, having your money ready will prevent delays

A number of roads will be closed from Thursday, September 17 until Monday, September 21 while the air show is on.

The Southport Air Show is being held 19th to 20th September and with thousands of visitors expected in the town, measures have been put in place by Sefton Council to combat traffic issues.

The following road closures will be in operation on Thursday, September 17, in preparation for the Air Show weekend and visitors arriving.

• Traffic will be allowed to enter/exit ocean Plaza at DW Sports, but it will then have to travel back to Marine Parade. This is to allow for the build up and take down of the show.

• Marine Drive between Marine Way Bridge and the roundabout at Pleasureland will be closed from 12.00 pm on Thursday September 17 until 11.59pm on Monday, September 21.

• Marine Drive will also be closed from Fairway to Marine Way Bridge, from Pleasureland to Weld Road, and from Pleasureland to the Esplanade roundabout.

• Marine Parade will also be closed at the roundabout near McDonalds towards the coast. All these are to facilitate safe entry / exit for the event for vehicles and pedestrians going to the Air Show.


Sefton Council have said the road closures are the same as those undertaken over recent years.

If you are driving to the Air Show, there will be signs directing vehicles to specific car parks as soon as you enter the town, depending on what direction you are travelling from.

Parking is available on the beach (North Beach only), Marine Drive and off the promenade in Princes Park, the Esplanade car park and Victoria Park, only 5 minutes walk from the sea front.

If you are travelling from the South you will be directed to the Esplanade Car Park or Victoria Park.

From the North you will directed to the Marine Drive Car Park.

If you enter Southport from the East you will directed to other Air Show car parks. Parking is £6 per car per day, and it cannot be booked in advance.


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