Friday, February 11, 2011

Piers we've visited and a new Coast Magazine 'Pier Campaign'

The excellent Coast Magazine has a new campaign that is encouraging people to walk as many of Britain's piers as possible so they can raise funds to help restore the Grade II-listed pier in Hastings - which was almost all destroyed by fire in October 2010. A terrible shame indeed. More information about the community-led campaign by the Hastings Pier and White Rock Trust can be found on the HPWRT website.

Looking at the Coast Magazine 'Pier Prom Tick List', of the 51 surviving Piers in the UK, we've visited 32 of them on our travels! We hadn't realised we'd visited quite so many since we made a resolution to visit as many different seasides all over the UK back in 2006.

Here's the Coast Magazine Pier Prom Tick List, along with a note on those that Emily and I have been to:
1 Aberystwyth Royal -- Visited
2 Bangor Garth
3 Blackpool Central -- Visited
4 Blackpool North -- Visited
5 Blackpool South -- Visited
6 Bognor Regis
7 Boscombe -- Visited
8 Bournemouth -- Visited
9 Brighton Palace -- Visited
10 Burnham-on-Sea
11 Clacton -- Visited
12 Cleethorpes Pier 39
13 Clevedon
14 Cromer
15 Deal
16 Dunoon
17 Eastbourne -- Visited
18 Falmouth
19 Felixstowe -- Visited
20 Gravesend Town -- Visited
21 Great Yarmouth Britannia -- Visited
22 Great Yarmouth Wellington -- Visited
23 Harwich -- Visited
24 Herne Bay -- Visited
25 Llandudno -- Visited
26 Looe Banjo
27 Lowestoft Claremont -- Visited
28 Lowestoft South -- Visited
29 Mumbles -- Visited
30 Paignton
31 Penarth -- Visited
32 Rothesay
33 Ryde -- Visited
34 Saltburn
35 Sandown Culver -- Visited
36 Skegness
37 Southend-on-Sea -- Visited
38 Southport -- Visited
39 Southsea Clarence -- Visited
40 Southsea South -- Visited
41 Southwold -- Visited
42 St Annes -- Visited
43 Swanage
44 Teignmouth Grand
45 Torquay Princess
46 Walton-on-the-Naze -- Visited
47 Weston-super-Mare Grand
48 Weymouth Bandstand -- Visited
49 Weymouth Pleasure -- Visited
50 Worthing -- Visited
51 Yarmouth

We've also been to Colwyn Bay Pier (closed) and Hastings Pier (Burned Down) on our coastal tour of the UK.

You can join Coast's Great Pier Promenade by visiting the Coast Magazine website.

Link to the National Piers Society website.

Photos of some of the Piers we've been to.





Herne Bay.





Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.

Seasides Visited on Our UK Coastal Tour to Date.

All Four Home Nations Visited on the Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.


Pauline said...

Beautiful pictures. I'm originally from UK makes me homesick

Richard Gottfried said...

Hello Pauline.

Many thanks for the comment.

The British Seaside is fantastic :-)