Weymouth Pleasure Pier, Dorset

Weymouth Pleasure Pier, Dorset, May 2012

Spans:Weymouth Bay/ English Channel
Construction:(i) concrete and stone; (ii) reinforced concrete & steel piles
Year opened:(i) 1840, (ii) 1933
Original length:(i) 275m; (ii) 397m
Present length:397m
Fire:1954, 1993

There are two parts to Weymouth Pier. The south-side harbour pier – a solid groin – is reserved for commercial use, with ferries to the Channel Islands and France. On the north side is a piled pier built as a promenade pier, which was opened on July 13th 1933 by the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VIII. The imposing Alexandra Garden Theatre, rebuilt after being damaged by fire in 1993, provides an amusement outlet on the pier forecourt and the pier itself is a popular haunt for anglers.


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Weymouth Pier
KEY: white circle = pier & black square = venue