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Eastbourne Pier, Eastbourne

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Pier / Boardwalk Tourist Spot
Enjoy a cup of cream tea at Eastbourne Pier, an old-fashioned seaside wharf that has long been a favorite hangout for both local families and passing tourists. The site once included several traditional pier theaters, the last one of which was destroyed by fire in 1970. Today, on the landward half of the pier stand a bar, nightclub, fish and chip kiosk, amusement arcade, and a fast food outlet. Farther out are a small cafe, restaurant, clothing shop, and a tattoo parlor. The tower at the end of the pier is often used as a convenient viewing point during the annual air show. Drop by on a quiet evening to soak up the atmosphere and mingle with the locals. See Eastbourne Pier and all Eastbourne has to offer by arranging your trip with our Eastbourne travel itinerary maker.
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  • Huge shopping centre loadsa bargains. Lovely days spent on beach. A bit grim in places (quite a few immigrants looking for easy money) but as it goes WE had a lovely time and would happily visit again...  more »
  • I'm really disappointed. ! I was there with my family (3 children's ) We went to the bar one young men was standing at the computer . He didn't want to serve us . Then one girl came out of the kitchen...  more »
  • This is a lovely pier. Two couples were here but it was later in the day so everything was closed and we couldn't go up to the top of the building to look out. It is beautiful here.  more »
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  • Traditional seaside pastime . Pier is in fairly good repair constantly painted. All the domes are painted gold now. Just needs the lights that were damaged in fire to be replaced. Victorian tea rooms nice place to visit. Well done to new owner.
  • Great place to visit alone or with other people. Includes great views of the sea while you have fish and chips. Pros : big open space, fish and chips and ice cream available at entrance, sightseeing bus stop right outside, nightclub, tea room. Lots of benches to sit on. Cons. Some floor planks look they need nails or replacing.
  • I love the pier for the easy access. You have a choice of food outlets. However slight downside you are not supposed to take your own food on.
  • Lovely pier, lots of open space and plenty of places to sit. Fish and chip shop at the entrance that serves fairly good food at reasonable prices, lovely tea room in the centre and pub at the end with nic nac shops along the length. Great place to visit and even have lunch, a cuppa or a pint.
  • Nice pier. Preferred it pre fire as amusements were better but still an important part of Eastbourne

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Where to stay in Eastbourne

Luxury resorts and hotels line the seashore with views over the water at Eastbourne Pier. A room along Seaside Road is an less expensive option that is close to the beach, shops, and eateries. Consider lodging with a view of the white cliffs or near the leisure-time activities in the center of the resort town.
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