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please help to save this pier

Save this pier would be a crying shame to see it lost. has a very nice cafe, sit and marvel at... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Halesowen, United Kingdom
Sad shame of Birnbeck island and pier

We stumbled upon this on recent holiday to area, we walked along from Weston and on seeing the sad... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
York, United Kingdom
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Birnbeck Pier, known locally as the Old Pier, stands on the North Somerset coastline at Weston-super-Mare. Built between 1864 and 1867, it is a unique structure, being the only British pier that links the mainland to an island. Over its lifetime it...more
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Birnbeck Road | Madeira Cove, Weston super Mare BS23 2BT, England
+44 1934 823660
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Save this pier would be a crying shame to see it lost. has a very nice cafe, sit and marvel at that view.

Thank thev0lunteer
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled across the pier on a mooch about having seen it from a couple of pictures while out and about We got talking to a couple of people who said that there has been a mass of money wasted on it, which seems such...More

Thank TheMoogs
Reviewed 1 week ago

What is there to reveiw it packed with history , But we have such a greedy and incompatent local council who seem to see more scope in biulding more shops and retail units instead of using basic common sence and inproving any Torest locstions to...More

Thank Sue E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This looks as if it was a beautiful old pier and it is such a shame that it has been allowed to deteriorate into its current state. Talk to the volunteers in the cafe and find out the full story. Even in its current state...More

Thank Gordon S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This must have been lovely in its time. Such a shame it been left to decay! Hopefully someone will find some finances To repair, unfortunately I think not. Just sitting there waiting for someone to set it on fire, like so main other super piers.

Thank Nigel T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this on recent holiday to area, we walked along from Weston and on seeing the sad state of the pier walked on as far as we could. It was evening but it was so welcome to see the Victorian café and the...More

Reviewed 20 June 2018

Used to go here when i was a child to a teenager i used to watch the paddle ships coming in and out so tranquil

Thank j0hnnysaint
Reviewed 20 June 2018

The once famous pier is now badly in need of repair and visitors are not allowed onto it. There is a small shop that fund-raises for the refurbishment of the pier and this sells drinks, and souvenirs. On a good day it's a pleasant walk...More

Thank MJG3010
Reviewed 15 May 2018

On a May Bank Holiday i visited Birnbeck Pier . Just pass Maderia Cove , And walk along the prom until you see the pier ..Built in 1867 and closed to the public in 1994 , The only pier to have been built on a...More

Thank David K
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

The "Renovations team" are busy raising funds to renovate the pier and will do so once the owner agreed to meet them, which will be brilliant once it is finished.

Thank Peter B
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