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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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  • Just a quick walk with friends then back to swans for dinner to cold to hang about was tempted to jump on the train back  more »
  • Running from the junction of The Promenade and Nevill Street, the pier runs at an elevated level across the Lake and Princes Park giving good views of the Southport Theatre and Convention Centre and t...  more »
  • nice day so walked the length of the pier. It is a nice walk with the little train running the length  more »
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  • A great day out for everyone at Southport pier. So much to do and they often have fantastic events, this year we've been to the Southport air show which is the beat air show I've seen by far and my 6 year old loved it. Also been to see the musical fireworks which was just out of this world. Apart from events it's great for a stroll,shopping, eating and drinking with something for everyone.
  • It was a amazing place to go with the whole family. A hire a paddle boat for a family was only 10 pounds for 20 minutes. It was just the right time. There are stands where you still can buy soft ice cream cones for a pound. A fantastic play ground for the young ones is next to the lake. 10 labs go carting was only 8 pounds. Every where was so clean and the beach was reaching far into the sea. Very clean sand as well. Will go again next summer.
  • Lovely pier, and a good walk. Nice oldy world venue at the end with a cafe. Great views. Just be sure to cover your ears from the biting winter wind.
  • It was a lovely walk on the pier. With a nice view and a place to rest at the end. There were some old penny machines to have a go on which were pretty cool! The cafe is basic, don't expect chips. But they do sell booze and hot drinks. Yet the ice cream is a must!
  • It"s a long way to walk, which is good. Train available if you can't cope with it. But the sea is still a long way off.