Brighton Palace Pier, Brighton

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Spend a sunny day at Brighton Palace Pier, home to numerous rides, attractions, food stalls, and bars. The historic pier combines entertainment, shopping, and dining to attract millions of visitors each year. This pier originally opened in 1899 and went through a number of expansions and redevelopments. Most recently, in 2006, two famous thrill rides were shipped to the pier from Italy. The Booster, arguably the site’s most popular ride, allows visitors to experience nearly 3 G's in less than 3 seconds, rotating 360 degrees before plunging back down. You can choose from a wide range of food options at the pier, including hot dogs, fish and chips, and seafood. Check online for special offers. Work out when and for how long to visit Brighton Palace Pier and other Brighton attractions using our handy Brighton trip maker tool .
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  • The pier rides are not for children. Pier Police see to it your time is wasted in going to the pier entertainment. Don't go. Don't go you'll be disappointed.  more »
  • My cousin was over with his family were over for an extremely short visit from America - they wanted to go on the pier and his daughters wanted to go on the rides. You can either pa for rides on a car...  more »
  • Thought it was unique until I discovered that piers like these are common around British seaside resorts. Pretty ordinary mind you, and not all that fascinating unless you have kids.  more »
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  • Great place to get something sweet! definitely recommend to get a pancake with chocolate and strawberries! There is also an amazing view of the ocean from the end of the pier. It is also fun to go for a quick swim. Even though water is cold all the time, it still worth it, you will definitely wont regret it!
  • Brighton Pier (which some still refer to by its historically correct name, 'Palace Pier') is a traditional British seaside pier which harks-back to a bygone era. Much like most of its personnel, it does its' job' satisfactorily. There's a romance held in place by the many laywes of memories laid-down generations of holiday-makers and locals who've had fun here. It would be difficult to justify a visit to Brighton and not walk to end of the pier to take in the atmosphere and soak-in the heritage.
  • Brighton Pier is amazing, if you're close to Brighton then it's a must see. The landscape is beautiful and I only went there in Winter time and on a week day. This place must be filled with life during summer and I definitely want to go back during summer time to take a look at how wonderful it is. The beach was weird but interesting at the same time, coming from somewhere where the beaches have sand I was a little surprised to find rocks all over the place but it's cool. The pier has a beautiful view of the sea and the city, there's lots of entertainment, you can exchange a pound and play for an hour or so in one of the many games they have, and people these are funny games where you have fun just by trying to get a coin to fall in the right place (if you're good there's awards too - I won 2 keychains). There's also the diversions although most of them were closed in this time of the year, but definitely worth a visit.
  • This is a beautiful pier, very well maintained. Great weather on the day I was there so looking down at the sea or back to the town was fairly magical. There are rides and things but I didn't use those - more interested in the walk and the views.
  • The pier was a great fun! During the week it is quite quiet and when the sun is out it is very enjoyable. You can grab a lounger and sun bathe; there are plenty of booths where you can buy ice-cream, crepes, doughnuts, or sweets. There are bars and restaurants too, although some of them are a tiny bit disappointing: you'll be paying for the pier experience but the quality may be a bit cheap-ish. We did not go on the roller coasters but it seemed like a lot of fun.

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Where to stay in Brighton

During the height of the tourist season and on most weekends Brighton is a very congested city, where driving is difficult and parking is limited in the central areas most frequented by tourists. Avoid getting stressed out by staying at a self-catering apartment or a private B&B farther away from this part of town. Brighton's famous nightlife may be a bit far from there, but you can still enjoy seafront walks, good restaurants, and excellent shopping. Private seafront lodgings allow you to enjoy your stay quietly in comfort, while remaining within walking distance of Brighton's best beaches. 
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