Southport Pier in 2016
|Maintained by||Sefton Council|
|Construction||W & J Galloway|
|Total length||1,108 m (3,635 ft)|
|Opening date||2 August 1860|
Southport Pier is a
The pier has been host to famous entertainers, including
The pier was significantly restored during 2000–2002, and opened to the public in May 2002. The Southport Pier Tramway ran from Southport Promenade to the pier head at various times in the pier's history with various rolling stock, most recently until June 2015.
The pier is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building, first listed on 18 August 1975.
At 1,108 m (3,635 ft), Southport Pier is the second longest in Great Britain.[a] As a result of
The area that now houses the marine lake and surrounding road at the land-end of the pier was acquired by the pier corporation in 1885, following population growth in the local area and pier extensions in the 1870s. In the late 1920s the council reclaimed a large area of the beach to build an