Brighton Pier

Price guide: Free

Madeira Drive, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1TW

Price guide: Free

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expert-rated things to do in Brighton
Expert overall rating:4.9 out of 5
Value for money:
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, First-time travellers, Mature travellers, Chilling out, Great views / scenery, Live entertainment, People watching, Relaxation

Best for Fun - Expert review of Brighton Pier

This is unbeatable for thrills, spills and old-fashioned fairground fun.

When it first opened in 1899, Brighton’s Pier (originally called the Palace Pier) was an instant success. Much has been altered or reconstructed since then, but the all-out holiday spirit remains, with plenty of giggle-making rides and attractions. As well as offering heaps of prizes and clouds of candy floss, it also has fantastic coastal views.

Brighton will always mourn the loss of its older, more graceful neighbour the West Pier, whose skeletal remains can still be seen out to sea opposite Regency Square, but the unassailable sprightliness of Brighton Pier is some consolation at least - especially as it’s not half as tacky as you might imagine.

Price advice: 

Entrance is free; but rides and attractions are individually priced.

Expert tips: 
In bad weather, the pier may close earlier than usual.

More information on Brighton Pier:

Price guide:
Beach, Landmark / monument, Theme park
Madeira Drive, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 1TW
01273 609361
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Winter: Mon-Fri 11am–5pm, Sat-Sun 10am-10.30pm. Summer: daily 10am-midnight. Some rides and attractions close earlier.

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