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 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)

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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Southport?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 1,893 house rentals around Southport. From 531 Houses to 1,216 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Southport is on HomeAway.

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

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices 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:

  • Parklands Gold Coast: 2,463 home rentals
  • Gold Coast Aquatic Centre: 2,450 home rentals
  • Australia Fair Shopping Centre: 2,461 home rentals
  • Gold Coast University Hospital: 2,463 home rentals
  • G. R. Thompson Park: 2,475 home 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 531 Houses in Southport. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Southport include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,216 lodging choices
  • Villas: 48 lodging choices
  • Cabins: 7 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes 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 1,415 vacation homes with pool available in Southport.

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