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Southport Pier, Southport

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A landmark of the town, Southport Pier is the oldest iron pier and second longest in the United Kingdom. Stretch your legs with a bracing walk down the pier’s full length and breathe in the sea air. Alternatively, hop on board the unique pier tram to the pavilion at the end. The pier’s pavilion features floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the beach. Here you can get refreshments at the cafe and learn about the area’s history through a small exhibition. Play the penny slot machines for a traditional English seaside experience. They operate on pre-decimalization pennies, which are available to purchase on site. Southport Pier is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Southport Edition.
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  • A walk down this Pier is not for the faint hearted. It literally can take your breath away. Our concierge advised us that even on a calm day it's still very windy. However we took our chances and batt...  more »
  • Only trouble with walking 1km out to see is the wind. Best to bring a coat. Nice little cafe and old arcade at the pier end. Tram available instead of walking.  more »
  • We walked out to the end of the pier and found it interesting that the pier was 2 kms from end to end and the tide was still another kilometre out. But then it comes in it comes all the way in but is ...  more »
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  • Lovely walk to the end of the pier, with scenic views and a very welcome fresh breeze on a warm sunny day. Nice cafe at the end of the Pier, and some amusement arcades as well. If you do not want to walk, the take a ride on the tram down to the Pier. Lovely experience, especially so when the tide is in.
  • Very very windy! Take some gloves when you're going outside of the summer period! Nice long pier with a cafe/arcade at the end and a little train which runs every now and again. Good place to pass some time.
  • Always clean and tidy. So easy for parking. Wonderful range of places to eat. It's a great seaside destination.
  • Lovely walk. Watching the sea coming in at the end of the pier is so calming. I could sit here all day. You can also get a lovely cup of tea in the pier cafe.
  • Nice long pier to walk along giving views back to Southport and Blackpool in the distance on a clear day. Can be quite windy though. There is a train that runs at quarter to and past the hour down the pier. If not using the train then there is a donut shack at the halfway point. There is a nice little cafe and old victorian arcade at the end of the pier where most of the amusements use old 1d coins which you can exchange onsite. Facilities (free) are available in the cafe/arcade. Other facilities (20p) are available at the back of the cinema if you get off the pier by the donut shack.