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Renovated Eastbourne Pier
The Eastbourne Pier is the focal point for tourists. The pier received national coverage when extensive fire damage was caused to the first third of the pier on July 30, 2014. It was widely reported in the media. BBC News reported: The main roof of the pier, built in the East Sussex seaside town in the 1870s, has been completely destroyed, leaving only a metal skeleton.”The building which has been affected is the largest dome on the pier, and it has been badly damaged – but further down it looks as it’s always looked.” More reporting and video here.
Sheik Gulzar bought the pier in 2015, and is now renovating it and making plans for its future. The pier is open with seating, a stroll to the end, and various shops, refreshments and tea shops.
Other claims to fame
The pier appears in the Agatha Christie’s Poirot episode “Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan” and in “Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case”. It was also featured in the 2001 film Last Orders and the 2008 film Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging. 2010 film Brighton Rock used Eastbourne Pier to stand in for Brighton Pier.
There are plenty of shops on the pier, and you can enjoy a Victorian tea. Lovely views of Eastbourne, the bay and the South Downs.
Enjoy an armchair video tour of Eastbourne Pier