Southport Pier, Merseyside
Southport is home to the oldest iron pier in the country, which has been a feature of the town’s coastline for more than 150 years, stretching two thirds of a mile out to sea. Along its length are fish and chips, ice cream and candy floss stalls. There’s also an old-fashioned penny arcade which uses large old penny pieces in its slot machines, and a modern day interactive display about local nature and wildlife.
A tram runs the full length of the pier every 10 minutes. It has space for wheelchairs and powered scooters and there is a café at the far end – the perfect spot to soak up the fresh sea air, looking out towards the Irish Sea or landward across 22 miles of unspoiled coastline.
For more details see www.visitsouthport.com