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Address: Grand Parade, Eastbourne BN21 3EL, England
Phone Number: 01323 410466
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Ok to walk around

Not much to do on the pier. Very few arcades sadly. Nice Victorian tea room though. The bar on the pier was quite expensive, not much change out of a tenner for just two drinks... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Jenny S
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Chatham, United Kingdom
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Chatham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not much to do on the pier. Very few arcades sadly. Nice Victorian tea room though. The bar on the pier was quite expensive, not much change out of a tenner for just two drinks. Toilets were free to use though, unlike the public ones underneath that charge 20p.

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Faversham, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Enjoy a stroll along the pier. Great for families and a tasty meal at the end of the pier in the restaurant. Good afternoon cream teas on offer and choice of hot and cold food and drinks too.

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Cambridge England
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230 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Worth a ten minute stroll, no entry fee but not much on the pier other than a couple of souvenir/sweet shops and end of pier bar/ wedding venue!

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Sutton, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We know the pier has undergone substantial work since the fire a couple of years ago but there is still a lot to be done, it certainly needs more eating/leisure facilities. Pleasant but nothing to write home about!

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Maidstone
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lots of tables and seating to sit and have a drink and something to eat while enjoying the view , nice not having to pay to go on the pier

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Dorset
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99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wasn't impressed with the very few machines but at least I didn't get to spend all my money! Wouldn't visit again

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Abertillery
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A traditional pier with amusement arcade, cafe and night club. Nice views of the coast and sea front

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed in Eastbourne for the weekend, and the weather was poor on Friday and everything was closed. Thought the weather was the cause, but actually it is normal opening hours there. Shops, café, fish & chips shut about 5pm (although there looks like a nightclub there late on?)

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Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited Eastbourne for a week and was surprised to find the café bar on the end of the pier closed on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evening with no explanation. Sad that the pier offers nothing for visitors in the evening.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Pier was ok at first glance until you walked further down, however the new owner, Sheiks Pier, is renovating it and the first part has been done very well with new boarding and painting, the original lamps are still there, some have been "cleaned up" the ones near the front still have some sort of dirty cloth stuck in them,... More 

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