A new £40million water park is set to open in the UK and it looks absolutely epic.
We’re talking a huge 250m-long beach, a ‘world class’ wave pool and heaps of fun activities for families and thrill-seekers to explore.
The Southport Cove Resort, in Merseyside, will also have heaps of restaurants, cafés and indoor leisure facilities, although it’s not yet been revealed exactly what the latter will entail.
As reported by LancsLive, the attraction will also feature a wellness and spa facility with four-star accommodation, not to mention the beach will be right by a boardwalk and gardens.
Still, the wave pool is sure to be one of the biggest highlights as it will be able to cater to everyone from seasoned surfers after two-metre-high waves, to kids and parents who just want to have a bit of fun jumping in more gentle, 50cm waves.
Southport Cove Resort will be open all year round, and is expected to create around 120 jobs for the region, while also giving the local economy a yearly boost of £20million.
Sefton Council has teamed up with Go Surf for the new venture, which is expected to draw in as many as 150,000 visitors a year.
Although it’s very much in the early stages of planning, new concept imagery of the resort has been released to offer a sneak peek of what visitors can expect, and we can’t wait.
It looks like the huge sandy beach will have everything you could want for a dreamy beach day; sun loungers and umbrellas, restaurants, facilities and plenty of space for everyone.
Meanwhile, the wave pool looks tempting with the shallower waters sure to be ideal for little ones who want to swim, while thrill-seekers can head in the waters to take on the waves.
Councillor Marion Atkinson, cabinet member for regeneration and skills, said: “Many people will remember that in 1989 the much-loved open-air swimming bath on the seafront next to Princes Park closed its doors to the public for the very last time.
“When we were doing the consultation around the Southport Town Deal it was clear that many people still had memories of the Lido in Southport.
“This project will, in many ways, bring back a viable facility with all year-round broad visitor appeal, and strike a balance between the memory of this well-loved former attraction and a new, modern, family-oriented offer that will be unique to the region.”
Currently there is no opening date for the attraction – but when we do get more information, we’ll keep you posted!