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Southport, Sand, and Shops but not alot of sea
Southport in general
Member Name: mejulie999
Southport in general
Advantages: A Pleasant place for a day out
Disadvantages: The sea is always out!
Southport, is a coastal town in the North West of England, approximately 22 miles from Liverpool City Centre. Southport is an old seaside town and has a lovely shopping centre, particularly Lord Street which is a very long street with a victorian feel. Along one side of the road runs some unique shops, including art shops, household shops and some high street stores. Opposite, you can sit outside an open air cafe, near the Southport Arts Centre and sip on a cool drink whilst listening to a band or two.
The shopping centre has an arcade hidden away off Lord Street, full of lovely curiosity shops and a cafe serving a variety of meals and desserts at a reasonable cost.
Along the promenade you will find beatifully manicured lawns, the Floral Hall theatre which hosts many stars, and the lake on which you can take boat rides, water ski, or just sit and watch the world go by.
A newly constructed bridge takes you to another centre which has been recently developed. One side of the centre hosts shops such as Dunelm Mill, Matalan etc and the other side is a wonderful mixture of eateries, cinema, ten pin bowling and a pub, all of which are situated behind Southports Coast Road.
The beach brings back many childhood memories as i spent many a sunny Sunday there with my large family of 6 brothers and sisters and some of the many cousins i have. However, now i feel the beach is lacking the same feel it had all those years ago. The tide never seems to be in and the sand always seems wet. Most people seem to spend their time walking along the coast road, and only the bravest with their dogs, tend to walk the beach route.
Southport fair 'Pleasureland' is not so much a pleasure these days. Alot of his was closed down and then re-opened and some of the rides are in need of an update. Follow the coast road and it takes you to Pontins which is about 2 mile from Southport centre.
I still visit Southport alot as it is a good day out on a sunny day.
Summary: A good day out or a nice short break.
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