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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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  • A nice walk on a chilly October day during the half term holidays. Warmed up in the cafe at the end of the pier with a beer while the kids enjoyed the old penny arcade! Great views and worth a visit.  more »
  • Had a lovely time went on the train with the grandchildren took us to the end of the pier the end of the pier was very interesting with the old arcade  more »
  • Nothing really happening on the pier apart from we bought some donuts. Nothing on there. Great views but lacking a bit of life. Needs something to draw you to it.  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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