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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. Plan my trip to Southport with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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  • The pier is lovely to walk along with an ice cream or fish and chips for that seaside feel. There is a cafe at the end, we had a cup of tea there. There may be a few amusement but I'm not sure. A nice...  more »
  • Being the second longest Pier in the U.K., its sturdy & takes you well out to sea. A long walk to end brings seats with terrific view 180 degrees up & down Coast. If walking looks tough, you can ride ...  more »
  • It was a lovely sunny day when we walked along Southport Pier. A trip down memory lane was taken when we visited the arcade and spent about 30 minutes playing on the slot machines. All old in style an...  more »
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  • Enjoyed train ride.THE high spot of our visit to Southport. Really lucky with weather. The whole experience was lovely and just like a real English seaside. The staff on and around the pier area were super. And everywhere was clean and well maintained. Only one criticism. Waiting for our coach home . Only one seat by the bus pick up point. Apart from that an excellent day out. Thankyou.
  • It's a cool place, it wasn't too busy when I came. However perhaps during school holidays, or holidays in general it may be busier. Also when I visited the Pier (early September) the water had receded a fair bit... So perhaps depending on the time of year, you may or may not, be able to get more satisfying views of the water and shorelines.
  • Great walk out this Victorian era pier. Extends from Southport main street across the Salt water lake and across the Southport mud flats toward the sea. Good views back to the seafront and across the bay to Blackpool. Interesting collection of antique penny arcade machines in the pavilion at the end.
  • Lovely old Pier in Southport Great little train runs to the end every 30 minutes. Cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks at the end of the Pier. There is also a old fashioned amusement section in the cafe where you can buy old pennies to play the slot machines as well as listen to the aged but still very funny Laughing Salior machine.
  • Lovely walk along this pier and all the services you need when you get to the end. We had coffees and cake looking out at beautiful views across the estuary, a great relaxing time

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