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  • The sea goes out so far here
    The sea goes out so far here
    by nhcram
  • Scarisbrick Avenue Southport
    Scarisbrick Avenue Southport
    by sandysmith
  • Wayfarers arcade this way
    Wayfarers arcade this way
    by sandysmith

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    Amazing sunset

    by nhcram Written Nov 17, 2007

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    The sea goes out so far here

    Favorite thing: We got to Southport at the end of the afternoon so did not spend a lot of time there but we were lucky enough to witness the most amazing sunset. When the tide goes out the sea seems so far away and you can walk out quite a long way.

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    Shop Shop Shop

    by sandysmith Updated Apr 8, 2005
    Wayfarers arcade this way

    Favorite thing: Southport really is a great place to shop, shop and then shop. As well as the usual high street stores along Lord Street there are several more boutique style shops for that individual something amongst the several arcaded shoping areas:

    Wayfarers Arcade (just off Lord Street) is a grade II listed arcade, a fine victorian stained glass arcade.
    Royal Arcade (also off Lord Street) good for furniture , jewellery and collectables.
    Cambridge Walks - quality stores and designer boutiques here.
    Marble Place - shopping is a pleasure in this airy glass-roofed arcade.

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    New Marine Way Bridge

    by sandysmith Written Mar 27, 2005

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    Marine Way Bridge

    Favorite thing: Much needed redevelopment has taken place in recent years in Southport Most notably the Marine Way Bridge which was opened to pedestrians at a formal naming ceremony on the 14th May 2004 and opened to traffic from the 17th May 2004. This modern designed bridge spans the Marine Lake between the Ocean Plaza leisure and retail park and the Promenade. It also has a link onto the pier too.

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    Scarisbrick Avenue

    by sandysmith Written Mar 26, 2005

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    Scarisbrick Avenue Southport

    Favorite thing: Scarisbrick Avenue is one of several avenues linking Lord Street (the shopping area) with the seafront promenades and pier entrance. Lots of eateries - mainly fish and chip cafes - and pubs can be found here as well as candy floss and rock shops and all the usual seaside stalls.

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    Tourist Information

    by bugalugs Written Oct 31, 2004

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    Lord Street

    Favorite thing: The Tourist Information office is situated on Lord Street where you can pick up leaflets of all that is going on in Southport and the surrounding area.
    112 Lord Street, telephone 01704 533333
    email info@visitsouthport.com
    web site www.visit-southport.org.uk/

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    Kangaroo jumps on the beach!

    by bugalugs Written Oct 31, 2004

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    Favorite thing: There are car parks along Marine Drive but at the southern end of the beach you can park on the sands. In fact this is where our son had his very first drive in my husbands car, thought he was in Australia though by doing a few kangaroo jumps! There is a charge for parking on the beach about £2.00.
    I sat on the sands watching and took this picture.

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    Open spaces

    by bugalugs Written Oct 19, 2004

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    Marine Lake

    Favorite thing: What I have always liked about Southport is the openess of it. Its not like other seaside resorts where it is built up all along the promenade. In Southport there is the beach, then pleasureland, the lake and green open spaces, flowers, trees and benches to sit and have a rest.

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    Huge beach

    by onecut Written Jan 3, 2004

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    CAN U C THE C?

    Favorite thing: The sands at Southport seem to stretch on for miles even before you reach the water...only on a few occasions of visiting have I seen the tide in.

    Fondest memory: Be careful when parking on the beach it can get a little difficult to get off.

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    Old Postcards of Southport

    by GypsyBessie Written Nov 19, 2003

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    Southport Promenade

    Favorite thing: Here is an old postcard showing the Promenade at Southport, probably in the 1920's. My father's grandmother originated from there and the family used to visit regularly. The postcards originally belonged to my father's sister.

    The tide at Southport used to come in much further inland than it does now and the present promenade is built on reclaimed land.

    Fondest memory: Southport must have been extremely popular in Victorian and Edwardian times.

    When I was a small child we used to visit Southport 2 or 3 times during the summer months, just for a day out but never actually stayed there for any length of time.

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    Southport during the winter

    by GypsyBessie Written Nov 18, 2003

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    The Lake

    Favorite thing: I enjoy going to Southport for a day out during the winter months when it is cold, crisp and sunny.

    Take a walk around the Lake up to the Pier and also along the beach. It usually is quite windy but on a sunny day is so refreshing!

    Fondest memory: My fondest memory is a ride on the Miniature Railway and also playing in the "Peter Pan" playground which many people do not seem to remember.

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    Bridge at Night

    by sandysmith Written Mar 27, 2005

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    sunset in Southport

    Favorite thing: The Marine Way Bridge has become quite a landmark on the Southport skyline and makes for a scenic view as the sun is setting - for some anyway ;-)

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    Bridge Facts

    by sandysmith Written Mar 27, 2005

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    Marine Way Bridge

    Favorite thing: Just a few facts about this modern bridge:-
    It spans 120m and is made of 18,000 tonnes of concrete. The anchor block at top of pylon weighs 60 tonnes and there are 31 miles of cables!

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    Seaside Traditions

    by sandysmith Written Jan 8, 2005

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    seaside trappings

    Favorite thing: Southport has all the traditions (or trappings?) of an elegant Victorian seaside town. Its pier, funfair attractions and of course fish and chips, candy floss and rock shops.

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    Gardens and greenery

    by bugalugs Written Oct 23, 2004

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    Favorite thing: One thing that is nice about Southport is that there are lovely gardens and flower beds which are always well maintained.

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