Blackpool’s South Pier opened in 1893 and was originally called Victoria Pier. It is situated opposite the Pleasure Beach and reflects its funfair atmosphere.
Adrenaline Zone offers a number of extreme rides. Skyscreamer is a reverse bungee jump. Two riders are seated into a ball and catapulted into the air at around 100 miles per hour. Skycoaster is a free-fall swing ride that swoops out over the sea. These are the most expensive rides on the pier. They cost £15 per person at the time of our last visit (May 2018).
The rest of the rides at South Pier are considerably cheaper (and less terrifying).
The Crazy Coaster was installed in 2018. The spinning wild mouse ride is located right at the end of the pier.
Other rides include the Log Flume, Breakdance, Waltzer, Dodgems, and Carousel. There are several rides suitable for young children.
Tickets for the rides can be purchased from several kiosks around the pier. At the time of our last visit (May 2018) tickets cost £1 each. Most rides required two or three tickets.
The Laughing Donkey is a family and sports bar. It shows live sports on big screens (including Premiership football). It also offers a busy entertainment programme that includes singers, comedians, and magicians. The beer garden offers great views of the sea and beach.
There’s a large amusement arcade at the landside end of the pier. It features video games (retro and modern), pinball machines, and games of chance (coin pushers etc.).
The nearest Blackpool Tram stop is South Pier. The closest train station is Blackpool South.
For the latest opening times check the official South Pier Blackpool Facebook page (see information box below).
Tourist attractions and things to do near South Pier include:
- Sandcastle Waterpark (0.1 miles) - Water-based leisure complex
- Blackpool Pleasure Beach (0.2 miles) - Britain's biggest tourist attraction. Theme park with 150 rides
Nearby Train Stations
Train stations near South Pier include:
Map showing location of South Pier.
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