West Pier,
Brighton

Brighton's West Pier, opened in 1866, was England's finest seaside pier and the first one to be Grade I listed.

Although closed in 1975 and ravaged by the elements, it has survived as a magical and enduring part of seaside England and an essential feature of the Brighton seafront.

Bird song and wave movement meet the busy commercial activity of the coast road and at dusk hundreds of thousands of starlings roost dramatically on the skeletal remains of the Pavilion.

Listen live to this site

Photograph from the West Pier
Image: Ben Plewes

Visiting This Site

Location:

West Pier
Kings Road
Brighton
BN1 2FL
Map

Web:

For more information on this soundbox site, visit the West Pier Trust website.