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Still Band-Standing In Weymouth

Posted by Caz on Friday, 13th June 2014

After visiting the Pleasure Pier in Weymouth, my next stop of the day was a mile or so round the Bay to the Bandstand Pier. It is much truncated from its heyday, but still retains a little of its former Art Deco splendour.

Beach Side View

Beach Side View

Out front is a café and beach supplies shop which provided me with a tasty lemon tart and cuppa in a lovely seaside-themed mug.

Tea And Cake, Weymouth Bandstand

Tea And Cake, Weymouth Bandstand

View the full gallery of images from Weymouth Bandstand Pier.

Pleasure At Weymouth

Posted by Caz on Friday, 13th June 2014

My first pier of the day was the Pleasure Pier at Weymouth. It’s part of a working port and so isn’t very attractive, but there was a good vantage point for watching the Condor Catamaran sailing off to the Channel Islands (it has to back out of the harbour and turn around before heading pointy-end first).

Condor Catamaran Sailing

Condor Catamaran Sailing

There is no café at the end of the pier, but the Pavilion at the landward end has facilities for a cuppa and a slice of cake.

Tea & Cake, Weymouth Pleasure Pier

Tea & Cake, Weymouth Pleasure Pier

View the full gallery of images from Weymouth Pleasure Pier.

The Bantam Pier At Burnham

Posted by Caz on Thursday, 12th June 2014

My last pier visit today was to Britain’s shortest at Burnham-on-Sea, a few miles down the coast from Weston. It may be small, but it’s still interesting, particularly when the tide is lapping around its feet.

The Tide Is Coming In

The Tide Is Coming In

Despite its bantam size, Burnham still has a nice little café, so I was able to indulge in my tea and cake ritual here too.

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Tea & Cake, Burnham

View the full gallery of images from Burnham-on-Sea Pier.

Crumbling Birnbeck

Posted by Caz on Thursday, 12th June 2014

Weston-super-Mare Birnbeck Pier is in a very sorry state. It’s not been open to the public since 1994 and has been gradually deteriorating while the owners and council argue about plans for redevelopment.

Overlook From The Road

Overlook From The Road

It’s crumbling nature also meant that there were no refreshments available nearby, so I missed having my tea and cake on the pier, but sat and drank some water in the shelter on the prom.

A Shelter On The Prom

A Shelter On The Prom

View the full gallery of images from Weston-super-Mare Birnbeck Pier.