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“nice arcade”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Southport Pier

Southport Pier
Ranked #2 of 34 things to do in Southport
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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“nice arcade”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2014

travel on the train or tram to the end of the pier to a cafe/ arcade. the arcade is full of retro machines that only take pennies. A lovely trip down memory lane

Visited August 2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

Very nice walk and spotlessly clean. A long pier and if you dont fancy the walk there is a tram from one end to the other.

Visited August 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“a nice walk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

3/4 of mile long a nice walk you can always take the pier bus back if tired
problem is no sea to be seen

Visited August 2014
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“A pier you can walk on for FREE!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

We had a lovely family day walking around Southport but the Pier was the highlight of the day. It is wonderfully maintained, is over a 1 km long and isn't cluttered with your typical money swallowing amusements and arcades! It is also FREE. It is the second longest pier in the UK. There is plenty of parking close by charged at £4 for the whole day. Dogs are permitted on the pier but not in the pavilion at the end. There is a small train which travels the distance of the pier and also a modern tram for those less able to cope with walking the distance. There is a pretty pavilion at the end of the pier which houses a cafe and toilets. There was a lovely local craft fair on in there at the time we visited. The view from the end is lovely and on a clear day, you can see all the way past St Anne's and onto Blackpool. Blackpool Tower and The Pepsi Max big one are clearly visible. You can join the pier at the beginning, or half way along.

At the start of the pier there is amusements, a fish and chip shop and an ice cream bar. There is also a lovely carousel and plenty of outdoor seating to give your tired feet a rest. A short stroll towards town will take you onto Lord Street for some retail therapy.

I would highly recommend walking this lovely pier, although like most they can be slippy in the wet and frost.

Visited August 2014
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“Traditional Pier”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

We visited Southport over the August bank holiday weekend and took the pier tram to the end of the pier and back (£2 return) and it's the longest inland pier in Britain according to the tram driver. At the end of the pier is a café, which looks a bit like an airport lounge, and there's an amusement arcade where most machines are in old pennies. For those of you over 50 you'll recognise some if not most of the machines on offer. Good fun while waiting for the return tram. Nothing overwhelming but the kids loved it and it was a pleasant thing to do especially on a nice clear day - you can walk if you don't have mobility issues and have the stamina to do so but take the tram if you don't.

Visited August 2014
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