Along Southport Pier

Along the Pier


It is rather disappointing that Southport Pier is closed at 5:30 this time of year. There’s still plenty of light left, and what could be better than watching the sun go down from the vantage point of the second longest pier in Britain? But as I was grabbing this last minute shot every visitor was being herded towards the exit by a not very happy council employee. As I waited for this ‘gentleman’ to pass out of shot he threatened to lock me in if I didn’t move. Is it any wonder that Southport is seeing less and less visitors to the town. We should be making the most of this wonderful Victorian heritage, encouraging people to make to most of it. It’s got lights (not that they are switched on), so why not use them and keep visitors coming until they are ready to go. Perhaps keeping the pier open until after sunset and a few hot food stalls at the beach end of the pier to warm up later visitors would ¬†help to make this an attraction once again, rather than a distasteful experience…

By Dune Prints

Born and bred in Northern Ireland, Peter Holloway now lives in England, and enjoys capturing the beauty of the British landscape from north to south.

- too long in exile