Brighton Palace Pier
Brighton Palace Pier
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  • Zebrapies
    Norwich, United Kingdom53 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely stroll
    Was lovely for a stroll. However the boards on the pier could really do with a refurb! Half of them looked rotten! They also moved a lot underfoot! Watched as one person jumped up and down on a broken piece laughing at how it creaked! Wouldn't be surprised if I see on the news someone falling through!
    Zebrapies, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback about your experience with us. The boards are checked continuously and any lose ones are changed. As you can see round the pier you have newer boards mixed in with the older boards.
    Written June 30, 2023
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    Visited June 2023
    Written June 17, 2023
  • Nathalie H
    103 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Crowded Pier
    Went for a quick walk afer the Sea Life Centre. It was very crowded, espically in the amusements I left straight away, I'd never go on the rides but enjoyed watching people riding them. You could spend a whole day here with rides, amusements, restaurants etc. Personally I like to just walk around the pier.
    Hollypoppy10, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback about your experience with us.
    Written July 13, 2023
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    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 6, 2023
  • Stewart C
    Chatham, United Kingdom1,058 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A typical English seaside pier.
    We visited the Brighton Palace Pier whilst on a short one day visit to the city. We had been walking along the coast after a ride on the i360. The still active Palace Pier is slightly further along the promenade from the sad remains of the now derelict West Pier. The pier is free to enter and is filled with all manner of seaside amusements from photographic ‘cut out’ boards, small booths selling all manner of seaside souvenirs and candies, a fortune teller and at the end a small funfair with a good selection of rides to amuse. But if you look beyond this at the cast iron railings along the sides, the gaps in the decking allowing tantalising views of the stout iron legs and bracing with the sea below and imagine the Victorian & Edwardian visitors dressed in their ‘Sunday best’ promenading along its length then you get to the true meaning of the structures purpose. Photographers will enjoy seeking out special pictures here, the multi-coloured picnic tables outside one of the cafes, the views back to the beach and along the coast. And perhaps a perching seagull scanning the crowds for its next feeding opportunity. We always enjoy the piers around the country and this was no exception, it is certainly worth a visit if you are enjoying the seaside area of Brighton.
    Stewart C, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Brighton Palace Pier!
    Written July 13, 2023
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    Visited June 2023
    Written July 8, 2023
  • johnboy1965
    Sheffield, United Kingdom123 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous Pier
    We visiting Brighton for the first time in July, this is the best Pier on the UK, fabulous facilities and restaurants. We had lunch on.here and food was of a very high standard, and then we git complimentary strawberries and cream. If you go to Brighton this is a must visit.
    Hi Johnboy1965, thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at Brighton Palace Pier. We're happy we could meet your expectations!
    Written August 10, 2023
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    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 22, 2023
  • ChrissieWilliams81
    Wyong Creek, Australia1,142 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Quiet stormy visit
    A storm was smashing Brighton the afternoon we visited the pier. All the rides were closed as were most of the shops. I actually really liked it because it was the quietest I’ve ever seen the pier. The amusements were open and so was the restaurant where we got hit coffee. Beautiful photos, I just missed the starling murmuration at sunset.
    Chrissiewilliams81, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Brighton Palace Pier!
    Written August 10, 2023
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    Visited January 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 5, 2023
  • Frances M
    Dundee, United Kingdom227 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cost cast a cloud of an otherwise sunny day!
    The pier was buzzing and fun, especially on a lovely sunny day but we visited the Sunset Garden for some snacks and drinks- and the price has made me think twice about visiting again! Four of us had chips ( two with peas) and the fifth had a very small portion of mozzarella sticks. Neither the quality not quantity were worth the money. The price of drinks was also exorbitant- if this is Brighton prices, we won’t be eating (or drinking) out very often.
    Florence63, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback about your experience with us.
    Written August 16, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 10, 2023
  • Chascha Gölding
    Lowestoft, United Kingdom10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Iconic Place to visit
    The entrance to the pier is extremely busy with lots of places to buy food and drink although they’re rather expensive. The pier is clean and tidy with lots to do. There are souvenir shops, cafes and takeaway places, psychics, and restaurants. There are amusements with lots of penny machines, over 18 areas, and interactive games. There are carnival games like dolphin derby and tin can alley and we won easily! There was an indoor play area with lots to do. The end of the pier has lots of theme park rides which were fun! Overall, it’s an iconic place to go and we will always come back :)
    Hi Caitlinmcintyre17, thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at Brighton Palace Pier. We're happy we could meet your expectations!
    Written August 31, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 24, 2023
  • Adeline
    London, United Kingdom203 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible maintenance team!
    Visited Brighton for the first time on a day trip with some friends. Brighton Pier was definitely not to be missed with all of the sights, booths, rides and arcade games, and staff were exceedingly helpful when one of our group accidentally dropped his housekey through a narrow gap between the pier planks. The key had landed on a supporting beam a few inches below floor level (thankfully not all the way down to the water below!) The maintenance team reassured us that all was not lost, got a crowbar, lifted a piece of the deck, and retrieved the key!
    Adelinegktan, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Brighton Palace Pier!
    Written August 31, 2023
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    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 28, 2023
  • Catherine R
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great day trip from London
    I took my 9 year old son to Brighton for the day a few days before school started. We had great fun! The scenery from the pier is amazing. Plenty of food choices, from fish and chips to sit down moules frites via crêpes and hot dogs. We loved playing on the 2p and 10p machines. Do bring cash as most cash machines from the train station to the pier charge £1.95 or £1.99. We did find a Sainsbury's cash point a bit behind the aquarium with no charge. And there are some contactless coin dispensers on the pier but it's minimum £20 withdrawal. I had bought unlimited rides as my son loves roller coasters and dodgems but don't bother with the added VR experience. It was bad. The ride is called Twister and churns you like you're in a washing machine and the VR showed nothing. My son said he saw dots. Two other youngsters on the ride also said they saw nothing. It's not worth the extra money. Better to spend £5 on the other VR experience, indoors, just before you reach Twister. Three seats with several options of experiences. All in all we had a fab day at the seaside! We'll do it again!
    Hello Catherine R, thank you; we appreciate your feedback! I have let the managers know re the VR as that shouldnt be happening.
    Written September 21, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 16, 2023
  • Sharon H
    Peterborough, United Kingdom14 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brighton Palace Pier
    You get what you think you'll get; wooden pier with arcades, cafes, seaside nik naks shops n fairground rides. Very breezy when we went and we were unexpectedly whacked by a rogue wave! We laughed through it but it was a while before we dried off again :) Don't bother with the fair rides unless you like paying £4 or £5 per ride. All in all it was ok for a once only visit. Wouldn't bother again after that; food was overpriced and arcades were ticket wins.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 19, 2023
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Kimbers08
Santa Cruz, CA82 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Walking around the seafront in Brighton in February is certainly not the warmest activity. With the wind, the rain, the mist, and the frigid temperatures I think most people would rather be indoors enjoying the view through a window whilst downing pots of hot tea. Brighton Palace Pier is worth putting down the pot of tea and budling up.

I didn't partake in any of the amusements that were open, but I took an amazing walk and a few pictures while I people watched and let my imagination run wild about how much fun this place must be in milder weather.

The atmosphere of the pier makes you reminisce about times past and somehow had me with visions of myself in a long dress with a bustle and a parasol strolling along in the afternoon sun. "By The Sea" from Sweeney Todd plays in the background of my daydream. My gloved hand holding my husband's as he tries to impress me with some game of strength on the pier. He wins me a trinket and coyly swoon. Snapping back to my reality of two down coats, layers of clothes, and a scarf, I realize that the only real part of my daydream was my gloves and that they are not sufficient to keep my fingers warm! Pitbull plays in the background as a few wet thrill-seekers board a nearby ride.
Written February 26, 2020
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Kimberly B, thank you for sharing your positive experience! We hope to see you soon!
Written March 2, 2020
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KatyLou21
7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Solo
Lovely pier. Ate at the restaurant at sunset which was lovely, fish cakes were delicious and I was well looked after mostly by a lovely young waitress Paulina I think her name was. I would have liked to have given her/the team a tip but was advised they couldn’t take them from a card payment. Most people aren’t carrying cash at the moment so many tips will be missed out on. Having worked in the industry tips are a very welcome extra for the hard graft put in. I don’t think it would take much to do a tally of any tips given on card payments and this to be added to pay packets maybe?
Good one way system in place (mostly adhered to)! Advise always taking a jacket/cardy no matter how warm it’s been, that wind soon cools the air!
Written August 7, 2020
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Abigail R
15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
We pre bought all day wrist bands, only costing £20! Having forgot it was half term and 20 degrees we were quite lucky with the queue times and all of the rides were open. Only ride I wouldn't recommend was the rollercoaster as the harness doesn't come down low enough so when you come up from the bump you hit your shoulders hard.
Also went on the slot machines, were slightly understaffed but great games
Written June 2, 2021
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markymark75
Loughborough, UK412 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
There's lots to do on Brighton Pier and younger kids, probably 6+ will love it. There's lots of confectionery and fast food stalls, all nicely presented selling the usual seaside/fairground favourites. There is a large section devoted to arcade games including some state of the art video games and some old classics. They have air hockey, basketball shooting, dance machines and crane grab machines. At the end of the pier us a pretty decent funfair with dogems, roller coasters and haunted house etc.
We went later on in the evening (it's open 10am to 10pm I think) and it wasn't too busy. Plus the view of the coastline and its nightlife was great.
It's a pretty standard pier but it's well presented has a good range of attractions and both young and old should enjoy it. Just make sure you have a bit of money to waste time avoid whining kids!
Written August 15, 2020
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Ste M
Burnham, UK2,720 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Family
Brighton Palace Pier is a traditional seaside pier with a funfair, amusement arcade, restaurant, and food, rock, and candyfloss kiosks. There is no charge to walk its length and its worth it to take in the sea views. My only slight disappointment is you can't walk right to the end as this seems to be taken up with a storage area for the funfair. The fair is a little expensive (£4.50 for the haunted house ride), but multi ride wristbands offer better value if you have more time to spare. All in all, well worth a visit.
Written November 2, 2020
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Eve
Swindon, UK78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Friends
A fun experience for any age! We (a group of 7 21 year olds) had a fabulous evening on the pier. We had food, drinks and fun on all the rides! Defo recommend booking the wristband a day in advance to save some money. The most we had to queue was 20 minutes which wasn’t bad at all. Lovely view of the beach front as well!
Written August 28, 2021
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Eve-lynn1313, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Brighton Palace Pier!
Written October 1, 2021
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Lilstarz91
London, UK337 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
The pier itself is great with places to grab food and drinks. There are bars. Places to sit and get some good views and sun on a good day.
The first arcade is good for all but it was far to busy. The second one further down again is good but again can get very busy and your pushing past people. There is a soft play in there but we had to pay £16 for a wristband for my 4 year old son to go on. Unless your gping to be around all day and come and go then yes its worth it. The people who were supervising the softplay looked bored and dragged themselves around. It also seemed like staff at the prize section would dissappear or be so slow and not care that there were people waiting.
We went to grab drinks from a hotdog stall and omg these people are so slow.
My son went on some rides and i really think if your going to have people working here could we get some that actually smile and care as they all seemed done with life. There was a guy who was working the bouncy castle at one point and he made it fun for the kids. Another ride which had a range of vehicles for kids to sit and go round on had 2 guys minding this ride. One looked like he was on something as at one stage he sat there looking glum and then next he was chatting rubbish to people and looked off his face.
Apart from half the people that work here its not so bad.
Written August 21, 2021
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Soft Play is £6 for over 0.9m and £4 for under 0.9m. £16 includes 9 other rides unlimited goes.
Written October 1, 2021
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Steenie
Gloucestershire, UK39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Friends
Had a lovely walk along the pier. Not too much to say as we didn't partake in anything on there. We did sit to have cocktails however the prices were incredibly high compared to other places (£12 a cocktail) so we simply went elsewhere (£6 a cocktail). But the pier was great! Thank you!
Written September 27, 2020
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Mins
Braybrooke, UK265 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
Excellent Traditional Pier

We visited Brighton Pier on a scorching hot day. If you like to keep socially distanced this isn't the place for you. The pier is free entry.
It has a wide variety of rides for all ages. Roller-coaster, dodgems, twister, wild River, the thrilling Booster amongst others. There is also lots of rides for preschool aged kids.
Trampolines, slides etc too.
Adult wristbands are £27 a day and kids £14 a day. This will get you on the rides as many times as you like. If you only want to go on one or two things you can also pay for this seperately instead of buying a all day band.

There is two arcades on the pier. With both having a range of fun things to do. 2p and 10p machines, shooting games, car games, basketball, table hockey etc etc. There is kids fruit machines that give out tokens and also adult fruit machines that pay money (over 18s only), ranging from 10p - £2 a go.
On the pier there is the usual fair stalls like shooting, hook a duck etc to win teddies.

There are lots of food stalls on the pier. Mainly fish and chips but you can get other food.

We had a fab time. Its a very expensive day out though so be prepared for that.
If you want to park in the city centre you need to get there early to get a space. Parking is around £30 a day in some places. It would be cheaper to park outside the centre and walk in. Or use a park and ride.
Written July 18, 2021
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stephdeakin
Burton upon Trent, UK4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We stopped for fish and chips at the kiosk before going onto the pier. We asked for one portion of fish and chips and a child’s fish bite meal. We were told that we would be waiting 20 minutes for the fish bites, which we were happy to do. We waited half an hour and then were given half the portion of fish as part of the meal and the other half was put onto the child’s meal. This was without our drinks and sides. We were offered arcade tickets as compensation. I explained that we had ordered and paid for a full fish and chips and a child’s meal. After some discussion with the man serving about why this is unacceptable we demanded a full refund. Slow and poor customer service.
Written February 22, 2020
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Hi Stephdeakin, thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent experience. We are disappointed to hear that you are not satisfied with your visit. I have since discovered that only 1 fish fryer was working, hence the delay for your food. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We will use your comments to refine our efforts to ensure this issue does not happen again.
Written March 2, 2020
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