It's very interesting to visit but only to admire the structures and the views... The amusements are very poor...
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.
I have to say I think that the pier and posts make an iconic view of the sea, I love the way it has been left, and hope it stays as it is - pure art and the artist who made sculptures of people out to sea surely got inspiration from this magnificent sight.
For just that sense of classic British seaside magic then Brighton Pier has the lot. Even on a miserable grey day it can bring a smile to your face and long may it give pleasure to young ( and not so young) visitors.
sadly the picture you see in the photo was before it was burnt down. The metal shell is still an iconic piece and I haope they keep it. The new i360 is planned to go up but will take years to complete.
If you have a very good imagination or perhaps an old postcard you may enjoy your visit.Used to be the better of the two piers but it was left to crumble into the channel and set ablaze.Where have the famous starlings gone??
Brighton Place Pier in this picture is lovely but the west pier has been burnt out and is just an iconic shell sitting out in the sea now! worth a look as you walk along the esplanade though...lots shops and cafes along here
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