One of the traditional attractions of Southport is the pier. It is the second longest pier in Britain, after Southend Pier, and it has its own tramway.
|Sheltering from the strong winds|
From the pier, you can see across the bay to Blackpool - can you see the tower and the roller-coaster?
Southport's fair ground is much smaller in comparison.
The sea goes out a long way round here. We walked the full length of the pier (1112 metres / 1216 yards) and even at the end, the sea was still far off in the distance.
We had a quick drink in one of the pubs before setting off for home. A pleasant day - just glad I took my scarf.