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Birnbeck Pier

Birnbeck Road | Madeira Cove, Weston-super-Mare BS23 2BT, England
+44 1934 823660
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Birnbeck Pier

On a May Bank Holiday i visited Birnbeck Pier . Just pass Maderia Cove , And walk along the prom... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David K
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Worthing, United Kingdom
Renovations planned.

The "Renovations team" are busy raising funds to renovate the pier and will do so once the owner... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Peter B
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Somerset, 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 has enjoyed mixed fortunes. In its heyday it was the Victorian equivalent of a modern theme-park, but has been shut to the public since 1994.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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“former glory” (6 reviews)
“steamers” (5 reviews)
“raise money” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Birnbeck Road | Madeira Cove, Weston-super-Mare BS23 2BT, England
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+44 1934 823660
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"former glory"
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"steamers"
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"raise money"
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"lifeboat station"
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"fascinating history"
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"future plans"
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"british heritage"
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"bygone age"
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"let's hope"
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"sea wall"
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"bristol channel"
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"real shame"
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"small cafe"
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"lovely walk"
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"weston beach"
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"restoration"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Good venue, loads of bar staff on and easy to get a drink considering 800 plus at the venue and a great location for a gig.

Thank mark e
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Rusting pier leading to small island with derelict buildings, clearly too far gone to save by repair, a complete rebuild would be required. Presumably there is insufficient value in the potential to justify the serious outlay that would be required and the local authority does...More

Thank Charles F
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

Cannot access this pier as its pretty much crumbling away which is a shame, great for photographers.

Thank Cheryl H
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

This crumbling relic is a curious sight. It's at the north end of Weston, and while the pier itself is not visitable, the sight of it is interesting and curiously picturesque. Worth taking a walk up to this end of town just to see it.

Thank RunningSteve
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

This has now become total eysore. To let this once superb pier fall into this stae of disrepair is a total disgrace to the town, Come on Weston you can do better than this!!

Thank Stephen T
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Took the family for walk along Weston beach and came across this old pier. Took a close look and found it was Birnbeck pier. We had heard about it but never seen it. Walked in the visitor centre and had a good look around. Lots...More

Thank Miles G
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

There is a very nice walk along the promenade towards the pier which is now derelict. On the way you can stop at the cove cafe. Among other things they serve delicious home-made soup

Thank angie j
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

This old relic needs to be repaired or it'll fall into the sea. It needs urgent attention. On summer evenings you can get marvellous photographs if the run setting behind the pier. Enjoy it before it rots away and vanishes.

Thank sabatinitennis
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