The long metal trestle supports the grand white domed pavilion and a variety of fairground attractions, roller coaster rides, bars and the Palace of Fun Arcade.Sea Life Centre and close to the Brighton Wheel on the promenade, Brighton Pier is hard to miss.
It is currently free to access and enjoy a stroll.
The best-known highlights are the Palm Court Fish Restaurant and the two bars: Horatio's Bar and Victoria's Bar which both have live music, TVs and a beer garden.
The pier stretches for 1,722 feet (525 metres) and its many fans claim it is the finest pier ever built.
Brighton Pier History
Now known as the Brighton Marine Palace and Pier, it first opened to cater for the demands of the Victorian day trippers from London in 1899, although construction was not completed until 1901.
No expense was spared and it cost £27,000 to build; a record at that time.
Once the pier concert hall was completed there were shows and entertainment. They were so popular that a theatre was added in 1911 for slightly more upmarket entertainment.
Entertainers such as Dick Emery and Tommy Trinder were popular acts during the early 1970s but the theatre was closed permanently after a barge damage the pier head during a storm in 1973.
Brighton Pier Rides
Brighton Pier is a mini theme park with several exciting rides for those who want to be launched from 0-60 mph in 3 seconds, or dropped from a height of 124 feet (38 metres).
The Palace of Fun Arcade has slot machines and traditional arcade games where you can test your skills at driving or shooting.
Brighton Pier Entertainment
Brighton Pier continues to entertain after dark with karaoke in the Glitter Ball Bar and plenty of music, drinks and live entertainment.
Other fast food options can be found in the Brighton Pier Food Court.
Those looking for an old–fashioned summer holiday people-watching from a striped deckchair with an ice cream in one hand and some colourful postcards in the other will find that Brighton Pier is the perfect place for reliving fond memories of simpler times.
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Brighton Pier Postcode for SatNav: BN2 1TW