South Shore

The South Shore area of Blackpool could lay claim to be a small town in its own right with: an airport, two railway stations, tramway, pier, beach, promenade, seafront, illuminations, motorway access, swimming pool, hypermarkets, retail park, industrial estate, football ground, parks, hospital, numerous shopping areas, hotels, pubs, clubs, bowling, restaurants, fish & chip, hamburger stalls, candy floss, souvenir shops, police station, fire station, go-carts, caravan sites, garden centres, nurseries (plants and babies), schools, solarium, rock manufacturers, businesses and shops of almost every kind.

We haven’t even got round to mentioning the Sandcastle – a vast indoor water pool centre, the South Pier with gaming machines, entertainment, bars, shows and fun fair, or that other famous Blackpool tourist attraction, The Pleasure Beach, with its roller coasters, “Big One”, and many other rides, the Blackpool Pleasure Beach is one of Britain’s busiest tourist attractions.

South Shore naturally is home to a large community of residents, and is well served with local shops, supermarkets, and other services, and with the hopes, fears, and problems shared by many other communities.