A couple of days in Southport

Well, that made a nice change! Two days away on the coast at Southport and it was sunny. I was starting to think we’d never see the sun again but it looks like Spring has finally arrived.

I always think of Southport as being in Lancashire but it’s actually part of Merseyside and there are plenty of Scouse accents about to remind you that it’s not far to Liverpool from here. Southport has the feel of a slightly upmarket resort. That may be the wide streets and impressive buildings or it could be the well kept gardens and Victorian shelters along the promenade. Either way it’s a nice town to visit.

The beach at low tide is huge but it’s not the prettiest of beaches. One of the town’s most popular tourist spots is the pier. Opened in August 1860, it is the oldest iron pier in the country. It’s also impressively long. At 1,108m it the second-longest in the UK, after Southend Pier.

This wasn’t really a photographic trip but I’ve included a few photographs below from out short visit.

shells litter the beach at Southport close to the pier3XT202773XT20316Southport Pier at Sunset3XT203383XT203733XT203803XT20397

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