Eastbourne Pier

East Sussex

Mercifully saved by some clever firefighting when a huge blaze broke out in the amusement arcade on 30 July 2014, it took just over a year for this ramshackle piece of rusty Victoriana jutting into the Channel to come back from the dead. The amusement arcade wasn’t rebuilt, a pleasant open decking space replacing the slot machines. There are attractions galore along the pier but the main draw is admiring the sweeping view of Eastbourne.

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