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West Pier

Kings Road, Brighton, England
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Ranked #51 of 85 Attractions in Brighton
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

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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16 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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4 helpful votes 4 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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124 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 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
2 reviews
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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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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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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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Guildford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

It's very interesting to visit but only to admire the structures and the views... The amusements are very poor...

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Essex
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

As other reviewers have commented, the burnt out ruins of Brightons West Pier can't really be described as an 'attraction' but it is an interesting peek into the past. Visiting the pier inspired me to research into it's history & it is facinating to see the pier in its heyday.

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