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Old burnt out pier, such a shame

We walked along to see Birnbeck pier. It was a lovely walk along to it, a couple of cafe's and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Sad to see.

Birnbeck's Pier is unfortunatley in a sad state of repair. Fortunately there is a dedicated group... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Brian K
Bournemouth, 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...more
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Birnbeck Road | Madeira Cove, Weston-super-Mare BS23 2BT, England
+44 1934 823660
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Real shame this treasure is so delapdated and at risk of total destruction even though it is well supported by volunteers. Visit now before it's too late!

Thank greenmodelmonkey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked along to see Birnbeck pier. It was a lovely walk along to it, a couple of cafe's and plenty of seats to rest on.

Thank crick2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

its going to fall into the sea you cant go on really waste of time getting bus there to find this dont bother

Thank steven e
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Birnbeck's Pier is unfortunatley in a sad state of repair. Fortunately there is a dedicated group, the Birnbeck Regeneration Trust, who are raising money and awareness to the re-building of the Pier. It is a sorry sight but a must see when in Weston. It...More

Thank Brian K
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

This was the old pier where in the Victorian era large boats brought thousands of tourists from Wales. Now it is a rusting ruin and the rooves are badly damaged. You cannot walk on to the pier as the decking is unsafe. The only joys...More

Thank sabatinitennis
Reviewed September 9, 2018

We had such a pleasant and memorable visit to Western-Super-Mare yesterday made more so by the dedicated volunteers of The Birnbeck Regeneration Trust. As we viewed the sorry state of (at one time) a very important pier we were joined by Peter, one of the...More

Thank Trip794830
Reviewed August 28, 2018

The pier is in a sorry state and you can only walk up to abandoned site not on it.If you would like more information about its history visit the new museum in the centre of town.

Thank Warren E
Reviewed August 27, 2018

I've been coming to Weston most of my life and remember the pier when it was open. I can't believe that , it's been left to get in is state. It's in a shameful condition and needs saving.

Thank Ian C
Reviewed August 25, 2018

this is a wonderful but tragic historical feature in Weston super mare what a shame such a great pier is left to rot we need to try and keep them if we can it is worth stopping and taking photographs and remembering its history if...More

Thank roda_girl
Reviewed August 25, 2018

Wow, what a spectacular sight in the distance as you drive into WSM amazing. The now disused RNLI launching pier sits eerily within the ocean, almost owns the sea itself.

Thank Lia R
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