Southport in photographs

8th July 2014

Pier

Bridge

Ducks

Marina

Carousel

Pretty pub

Last Monday, Tyrone and I took the Merseyrail into Southport. It was a pleasant journey along the coast, and it gave us some inspiration for other places we could visit along that particular route.

Southport is an old fashioned British seaside town, although there appears to be a lot of modern architecture popping up all over the place. It is home to the second longest pier in the British Isles, which we decided to walk to the end of to sit and eat our picnic. I was a little disappointed that the pier didn’t reach the sea. In fact, the sea was miles out. It’s not really the type of beach resort where you can go and dip your toes in the sea.

We enjoyed a trip to the arcade, and a pink and white Mr Whippy style ice-cream (we’re big kids at heart), before taking a wonder through the shops in the town. We found an antique shop that was like an Aladdin’s cave and seemed to go on forever. I ended up purchasing some comics (for shoe making), and resisted adding to my vinyl record collection.

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  1. AnneMarie

    What beautiful pictures! It’s disappointing to hear that the pier didn’t reach the sea but at least you got to enjoy some clean fresh air, right? The areas near the oceans and bodies of water here in the Philippines aren’t clean at all… I always have to hold my breath near Manila Bay or any of the nearby rivers. It’s unfortunate. :/

    And what’s Mr. Whippy style ice cream?

    • Holly

      Thank you. :) It was certainly nice to get some fresh air and take a break from the city.

      My Whippy ice cream is a type of soft serve ice-cream that is swirled into a cone.

  2. Elena

    Beautiful pictures! It looks really nice there, and I have never been on a pier like that, it looks really nice.

    Norway (west) is so different. Almost all of the coast ends in rocks in stead of beaches, and the beaches we do have are usually stony and just a coupple of meters wide.

    • Holly

      We are very lucky yo have some lovely beaches in the UK. It’s just a shame that many of them aren’t looked after quite so well.

  3. Southport looks like a really nice place! The line of ducks are cute! I like how uniform they are. Is it one of those places where you can only admire the waters and not go down? Hopefully you can find yourself an actual sea to make up for this :).

    • Holly

      The marina part of Southport (where I took the picture of the ducks) can only be viewed, but you could go in the sea if you wanted. It’s just a long walk to get there!

  4. Amy

    Living for today is probably the best advice – I really need to stop worrying about the future so much and just get on with stuff.

    Southport looks lovely in those photos. I haven’t been for years! I never thought the pier was really that impressive. I liked the shops on there (if they exist still) but other than that it was just !a pier haha. Hope you had a lovely time!

    xx

    • Holly

      I have to admit I was disappointed with the pier. I’ve seen a lot better. There’s not even that many shops along it, and the cafe at the end was closed the day we went anyway.

  5. The photos are beautiful, Holly!
    Southport looks like a calm and pretty place.
    Too many ducks in perfect lines, ahha, that’s cute!
    Even if the pier didn’t reach the sea, the water is super clean! unlike the water bodies around here!

  6. I love the ducks photo! :) :)

    I’m also following you on Etsy (I don’t use it much, just to browse on random occasions, and buy on random occasions). I can’t wait to see more of your shoes though. It’s really creative!