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Southport Pier, Southport

Categories: Piers & Boardwalks, Tourist Spots
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4/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web
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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  • An occasional stroll along this pier is good to have now and again but there is not much to do on the pier other than walking and enjoying the fresh air. The pier train has been removed as the structu...  read more »
  • We took a long walk to the end of the pier (about a mile) that has a steel sculpture and seating at the end and a cafe (although we didn't go in) - the views are amazing, it was a clear day so could s...  read more »
  • We went for a walk along the Southport Pier and it is a pleasant enough walk on a sunny day but the issue I have is the cafe and penny arcade! I feel that it does need a lot of TLC to bring it back to...  read more »
  • The pierhead cafe and retro amusement arcade are unique in both building style and retro, quirky content. Prices are reasonable. My only criticism is you cannot tell if the place is open or not unless you want to walk the length of the pier and risk possible disappointment.
  • Impressive, long pier Great views on a clear day but hold on to your hat if its a windy day!
  • Great view and alcohol served!
  • Good views.
  • old penny game machine.
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