Brighton Pier (previously called the Palace Pier) is one of the most popular Brighton attractions and places to visit in Brighton & Hove.
The Brighton Pier was originally opened in 1899 and has continued to faithfully serve the population of Brighton and its visitors with fairground fun and delicious fresh doughnuts ever since (with a short break for the second world war).
While the pier is at its busiest during the summer months you may be surprised at the number of visitors it attracts on cold winter days as well. Despite being somewhat exposed to the elements, much of the pier is undercover making it a good year round attraction.
A walk along the Brighton Pier will first take you past some food and candy floss type stalls before you reach the first amusement arcade where you’ll find hundreds of arcade games and slot machines. In the middle there’s a large fish and chip restaurant and pub, more stalls and a second amusement arcade. At the far end of the pier you’ll find the fun fair with helter skelter, roller coaster, waltzer, haunted house, bumper cars, trampolines and other rides which you can buy tokens for.
There’s also Horatio’s bar at the far end of the pier, which features karaoke at the weekends!
The pier is open every day except Christmas day from 10am until 10pm (11pm or 12pm at weekends in the summer). Admission is free.
More information can be found on the official site http://www.brightonpier.co.uk
Written by John McElborough
Photography by Charlotte Mach