We visited the pier recently damaged by fire. Probably its best feature is the views which on a rainy day were still worth it. The shops etc. are tacky and it is a shame that the end of the pier is wasted on a night club. I hope they find the funds to restore this faded remnant which could be a fine pier.
In August 2015, jean h said:
we enjoyed a nice walk down to the end of the pier we would have loved to have seen it before the fire there is still a lot of work to be done but what has been completed is looking good
In August 2015, Alex M said:
The pier in Eastbourne is much quieter than Brighton's for example, which is nice. They were still rebuilding it after the fire last year, but we weren't bothered by it. Tea room on the pier is recommended if you like that sort of thing.
In August 2015, skate0rdie said:
Totally fascinated by the pier, well preserved , easily accessible, good ,true representation of a historic Seaside pier without being overly sentimental or kitchy.
In August 2015, Sheila A said:
Always good to have a walk along this pier and it is having good repairs following the fire, and there are good views.
In August 2015, HanaPeter said:
Maybe we picked not the right time to visit. There some works going on and most of the shops and restaurants were closed. Not much to do or see.
In August 2015, Michael R said:
With the Pier in repair, it looked sorry for it self, I hope when the repairs are done the Pier will look at its best.
In August 2015, ilikeengland2015 said:
Undergoing restoration at the beginning, but still open to the public. Usual pleasant walk along a clean pier, with the obligatory slot machines and cafe. Fishing available at the end for a charge.
In August 2015, Caroline H said:
Whilst still undergoing repair many of the shops are open. Recommend the ice creams and there is plenty of seating all round the edges
In August 2015, Jayne L said:
Restoration was underway after the fire but as far as piers go it was worth a walk from top to bottom although it's true pleasure will not be appreciated until after restoration
In August 2015, Michael Hill 87 said:
Went on here for the first time since the fire that took out the first building. Repairs are under way and it should be hopeful finished by the end of the year. The pier offers lots to do for the whole family, ranging from ice cream to a fun fair at the back. If your down in Eastbourne then this is a "must see".
In August 2015, malarkey77 said:
An old-school pier, in keeping with the rest of Eastbourne. Tea rooms, ice cream parlours and a genteel atmosphere. Lots of seats to enjoy the stiff sea breeze. Perfect for the blue-rinse brigade; if you want amusements, candy floss and rides, better to go to uncouth Brighton. Will look great when refurb is complete.
In August 2015, tash50 said:
myself & my wife took a nice stroll along the pier,allthough there is ongoing work still being done due to the fire they had it,s still very pleasant,quaint little victorian shops selling rocks & souveniers,great view of beachy head to the right.when you get to the end there is a bar you can get a nice cold beer,good prices,& on your way back you can have fish & chips before you leave the pier,a nice little way of spending an hour or two.
In August 2015, Japanesereds said:
Not a lot see except good views along the coastline. Unable to visit the Camera Obscura due to the steps being closed by the council.
In August 2015, Paco L said:
If you go to Eastbourne, you definitely need to go to the Pier!
It´s a cool place to have a drink and you´ve got great views from the beaches and the town ;)
In August 2015, ijmark said:
We walked along the cute old pier after arriving on the Airshow Friday. About half is being rebuilt which is good to see. Bought a nice ice cream... Then to the end where you could hire a fishing rod and catch your tea!
In August 2015, AnthonyJCotter said:
Well worth it excellent service great value for money and a nice trip down memory lane if you love cream and scones this is right up your street
In August 2015, Shazneywotney said:
I truly believe that this pier and its seafront are one of the prettiest England has to offer and I've seen many at home and abroad. EVEN AFTER THE TERRIBLE FIRE OF LAST YEAR THERE IS STILL MUCH TO SEE! Indulge in a gentle stroll - peek through the viewing holes to see how work is progressing on repairing this much loved gem. Don't forget the excellent fish and chip shop at the entrance or the tea rooms at the middle. Either way taking in this gem and her seafront and bandstand is good for the soul.
In August 2015, Rosh1990 said:
Had a lovely walk on the pier, but it is a bit run down and there is not much to do on it. Brighton is way better!!
In August 2015, sunlover1Romford said:
One of a small number of piers left in our country, I think they are historic and we should be great full that there are still some left to enjoy, Its a pleasure to walk around this delightful pier, there are a few small shops along the way, which are great to pop in and look around, the glass shop is a must, they are a very talented guys.
The Victorian tea shop that sells proper tea with a strainer.
well done to the team who fought so bravely to save it last year and well done too to the men who have worked tirelessly to make it safe for us to reuse it.
In August 2015, Karendavies7 said:
Nice to see they are rebuilding the peir, we had a lovely walk along here and the view's from the end are fantastic.A nice few shops to look at on there too :-)
In August 2015, Jen H said:
Airbourne weekend on the Pier at Eastbourne! If you want excitement, that's the place to be! Wonderful free airshow over four days, thanks to the generosity of Eastbourne council.
In August 2015, South42 said:
This pier is lovely it has retained an authentic feel of times gone by and does not suffer from the tacky affliction of amusements and casinos. Long may it stay that way.
In August 2015, Nina J said:
We visited Eastbourne as a day trip.Was windy Summer day but it was good to walk around.
The Pier and the seaside attracts with his views,with the different activities for kids and adults and the food offered over.
If you have a camera with you,you will definitely make great photos! There is so much to see.
In August 2015, emily e said:
great fun, lots to do for kids, great views. really pretty to just sit and relax. attraction are great, shame about the fire.