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West Pier

West Pier Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2FL, England
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West Pier Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2FL, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The West Pier of Brighton was old and disused for many years. On 28 March 2003 it was destroyed by fire. Most of wreckage was subsequently removed and today all that is left is a scorched and twisted metal frame.

Thank waynesevenkurz
Reviewed 1 week ago

West pier is an intriguing site, and its great that it has been left in its ruined state for passerbys to ponder. In the late winter afternoons it hosts fantastic displays of Starling mumerations. In the summer masses of seagulls bask in the warm sunshine,...More

Thank Vinophiles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great entertains place to visit eat fish and chips and hot donuts etc lots of slot machines and eateries

Thank heathersturt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner, who lived in Brighton in the 1960s, tells me that this was the better of the two piers and was her favourite. Unfortunately it was closed as unsafe several years ago then was destroyed by a massive fire. The skeletal remains of the...More

Thank Mike W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The West Pier was destroyed in storms quite a few years ago. All that remains is the metal frame of what it once was. It is still quite beautiful in a unique way. Worth taking in as you walk along the seafront. It is right...More

Thank therichastill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A walk by the Pier is the Ultimate Brighton Experience, providing a long walk across the Channel and a view on the Ocean, the beaches and the amusement park.

Thank Ashraf S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful pier; very helpful staff; non-smoking area; gorgeous views; rides for the kids and lots of cute little food stands selling fish and chips, ice cream and lots of other goodies. Beautifully lit up at night.

Thank Joanne D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ok but too commercial good for families as you can buy an unlimited ride band for £10 so good value for them

Thank brush432
Reviewed 23 May 2017

As you stroll the beach investigate the West pier. It has history, rides and games galore. The old wooden walk to the end should not be missed.

Thank Umbear
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Nothing to review. It is just a ruin. A few bits of metal sticking out of the water. Not much to add really. It was closed for years as unsafe, then it burnt down.

1  Thank James S
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How did you manage to walk on the West Pier when it burned down years ago?
16 October 2015|
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Response from Cheryl G | Reviewed this property |
Did not walk on it. Can see wreckage out in the water. You can walk on new Brighton Pier which has lots of attractions and eats.
wendy i
can I get a cream tea on the pier please?
31 March 2015|
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Response from Neil M | Reviewed this property |
As John it would be a very wet tea! The pier is derelict now just a shell, currently building a viewing tower on sight. If you want a cream tea, try the Grand Hotel nearby.
wendy i
where can I get a cream tea?
31 March 2015|
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Response from George_Vais | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I believe and i saw a lot of "good" cafeterias in the area and some good candy stores on the west pier with a big variety of Beverages!!!