Posts by tag: beach

Excursion In Eastbourne

Posted by Caz on Thursday, 3rd July 2014

After a drive from Hastings, my second pier of the day in East Sussex was Eastbourne. It’s a very recognisable structure with a large pavilion at the shore end and many buildings along its length, with a Camera Obscura and theatre at the Pierhead.

Eastbourne Pier And Shore

Eastbourne Pier And Shore

I arrived at the pier late afternoon, just as the large tearooms were closing. But I was able to buy a bottle of water and a delicious apple crêpe from one of the food outlets on the pier. Sadly just a few weeks after my visit, the pier was devastated by a hug fire which destroyed the pavilion and crêpe shop. But 2/3rds of the pier was saved and the rest is now being rebuilt.

Water & Crêpes On The Pier

Water & Crêpes On The Pier

View the full gallery of images from Eastbourne Pier.

Bournemouth’s Little Brother, Boscombe

Posted by Caz on Friday, 13th June 2014

My final pier today was the charming Boscombe, a few miles down the coast from its better known brother Bournemouth. It lwas late afternoon and there were still a few folks on the beach, but the deck chairs had already been packed away:

Deckchair Stack

Deckchair Stack

I didn’t find any tea and cake on the pier, either, so had to make do with a tub of tasty strawberry ice cream from the entrance café isntead.

Ice Cream, Boscombe

Ice Cream, Boscombe

View the full gallery of images from Boscombe Pier.

A Grand Time At Weston

Posted by Caz on Thursday, 12th June 2014

The second pier of my Somerset visit was Weston-super-Mare Grand. And it would seem it’s grand by name and Grand by nature these days. Refurbished and re-opened in 2010 after a devastating fire in 2008, it now boasts many indoor amusements, and modern facilities.

Twists & Turns On The Beach

Twists & Turns On The Beach

The Pierhead also boasts a fine restaurant which serves an excellent Cream Tea!

Tea & Scones, Weston Grand

Tea & Scones, Weston Grand

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