Herne Bay pier

Herne Bay, Kent, UK


The modern pier opened in 1976 replacing the former Victorian pier that was damaged. The end of that pier can still be seen 1km out to sea. The Pier Pavilion houses a sports complex.

The victorian pier was the third pier to be built at Herne Bay, opened in 1897. Estimates of its length vary from 1097m to 1147m, putting it second to the one at Southend-on-Sea. Winter storms in 1978 and 1979 caused the collapse of the central section leaving the landing stage as it is now, adrift at sea.

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