Destination guide

Friendly Southport will entice you

The beaches and parks provide a pleasant backdrop to your vacation home in Southport. Well-liked for its spas, coffeehouses and theme park, this city is both welcoming and walkable. Sea World and Warner Bros. Movie World are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Southport

Are you searching for attractions to see while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Southport a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Sea World (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Warner Bros. Movie World (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • Dreamworld (9.2 mi / 14.9 km)
  • Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Rockpools (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Gold Coast Aquatic Centre (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in Southport

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, January, February, March and December are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 82°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Southport

Travelers appreciate the pristine beaches and beautiful ocean views, which is just a taste of what Southport has to offer. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Southport. These are some of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Surfers Paradise Beach (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Broadwater Parklands (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Philip Park (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Macintosh Island Park (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Budds Beach (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Ian Dipple Lagoon (2.3 mi / 3.6 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Southport

Fly into Gold Coast, QLD (OOL-Coolangatta), the closest airport, located 15 mi (24.1 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Southport?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,802 vacation rentals near Southport. From 576 Houses to 1,080 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Southport for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Southport?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Southport. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Australia Fair Shopping Centre: 2,340 vacation rentals
  • Gold Coast Aquatic Centre: 2,339 vacation rentals
  • Parklands Gold Coast: 2,334 vacation rentals
  • St. Peter's Anglican Church: 2,338 vacation rentals
  • Broadwater Parklands: 2,334 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Southport listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Southport?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 576 Houses in Southport. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Southport include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,080 rentals available
  • Villas: 37 rentals available
  • Cabins: 10 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Southport?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,363 vacation rentals with pool available in Southport. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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