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West Pier

West Pier Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2FL, England
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“an eyesore” (4 reviews)
West Pier Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2FL, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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.

Thank James S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a pity that some reviewers here have posted about the wrong Pier and others have posted such negative reviews about this one This is about the ruins of the Old West Pier and such a shame that something wasn't done sooner to restore...More

Thank badmintontim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

West Pier has been ravaged by fire and battered by the waves. It is a pile of unsightly metal girders sticking out of the water. Shame on you Brighton for not having the courage to dismantle this ghastly eyesore.

Thank JohnMilson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very good time we had on the pier. Was the best pier I've ever been on. And I was surprised it was free to walk on it.

Thank Tim H
Reviewed 20 April 2017

What a real shame this has burnt down and all we can see is the burnt out hulk out to sea apart from the two small buildings that are now a ticket office and small cafe. I do hope something changes here.

Thank johnbarrett07
Reviewed 18 April 2017

It's a shame the old west pier has become so dilapidated but it's a iconic dark shadow in Brighton and a great place to go at sunset. Sit and watch the starlings flocking around it in their patterns and take in the show!

Thank AllieB00
Reviewed 17 April 2017

There were two piers in Brighton and many reviewers below seem to have the two confused. The West Pier is, alas, now a skeleton no longer joined to dry land. It is quite something to look at and wonder at but not somewhere to visit...More

1  Thank Red_Bus_Ladybird
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Alas now it is just a wreck burnt out and unloved - After the first fire one was able to visit via a conducted tour and all those original features were still intact - then the second fire and nothing is left!

Thank cinemajim
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The West Pier is now a stately skeleton and so vulnerable to the crashing waves in winter. Pieces fall off every now and then but it's our icon and we love it. People often paint, draw and photograph it and the murmuration of starlings flock...More

Thank 11London1111
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How did you manage to walk on the West Pier when it burned down years ago?
17 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!!!