Posts by tag: shelter

A Dally In Deal

Posted by Caz on Wednesday, 2nd July 2014

My final Kent pier after visiting Gravesend Town and Herne Bay, was Deal, half way down the eastern coast. The current concrete pier was opened in 1957 by the Duke of Edinburgh and is rather Brutalist in design. But it is well used by holiday makers visiting the pierhead café and folks fishing from the lower decks.

Pier Shelter

Pier Shelter

The café is a large building with light and airy interior thanks to the all-round windows looking out onto the English Channel. The cheesecake was delicious.

Cheesecake In Deal

Cheesecake In Deal

View the full gallery of images from Deal 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.