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West Pier

Kings Road, Brighton, England
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Ranked #54 of 85 Attractions in Brighton
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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112 reviews 112 reviews
69 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Although the west pier did burn down, I really enjoy watching the swallows coming into nest in early evening. This is an attraction in itself watching them swarm together. Just beautiful. The pier itself although a shell is actually really cool looking and can be quite lovely when photographed.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

to see, demolished by fire and the sea over many years, just a rusting carcass now. But currently building a viewing tower on the sight where the entrance of pier used to be.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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250 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The twisted metal structure is too far gone for restoration but still makes great photos when the time is right. To most people a more grandeur pier than its counterpart but is falling into the sea - what's left of it. A photographer's delight but not something to attract the normal tourists. I found it quite atmospheric and moving thinking... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Worth spending some time sat on the beach looking out to sea and the pier, listening to the waves and spending a moment to appreciate what is left of this pier. Lovely area for photo taking and you really can get some exquisite shots. Make the most of it whilst it's still there.

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Worth just allowing your senses to absorb the pier and the beach and the story that it evokes.Picture taking from every angle

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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219 attraction reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The sea and ravages of time are taking their toll on whats left of West Pier. The West Pier Trust hope that with the development of i360 there will be new interest in saving the Pier. Lets hope so.

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Its sad to see what once was such a beautiful pier now just big scraps of metal. As there was recently a storm and very strong winds it had damaged the pier and now it is basically damaged. Sad to see this historical sight in Brighton slowly dying away. Will look forward to seeing what happens to it in the... More

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

West Pier is no more after being burned down, rumoured to be by the lessees of Palace Pier. Who promptly renamed Palace Pier to Brighton Pier. One way to do away with your competition I suppose. The point being that the image above is of Palace Pier and not West Pier which was a classy, genteel experience a millions miles... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

While it's sad that the Pier has burned down, it is still a remarkable sight to see. My wife and I walked by on the beach and was mesmerised by the beautiful ruins.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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101 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I remember the West Pier as a child (as a boy born in Brighton) never open but certainly intact. I also remember the many promises to renovate and reopen it. I always hoped this would happen after hearing tales of the pier from my parents, grand parents and even my great grandmother. I hadn't visited Brighton for many years and... More

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