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Brighton Pier

Enjoy fun-filled hours at this Brighton attraction, home to fairground rides, amusement arcades and classic seaside snacks.

Brighton Pier is the heart of the town’s seaside entertainment scene. Spend an afternoon eating cotton candy and riding thrilling roller coasters and come back in the evening for a stroll.

Head to the Victorian pier’s modern theme park for its mix of thrill, traditional and children’s rides. Go for a spin on the roller coaster, brace for a splash landing on the log flume, ride the bumper cars and check out the ghostly going-ons in the Horror Hotel.

The pier’s Booster ride offers fantastic views over the pier, taking you up 130 feet (39.6 meters) before dropping down at a rate of 60 miles per hour (96.5 kilometers per hour). Set 0.3 miles (0.5 kilometers) out into the water, the Helter Skelter ride offers views as far as the Isle of Wight.

Play video and other games at the Palace of Fun and at the Dome, two large amusement arcades.

Be sure to enjoy some of pier’s traditional food, such as doughnuts and hot dogs. There are more than 30 food kiosks as well as bars and a fish and chip restaurant.

Enjoy a stroll along the pier and admire its Victorian decorative ironwork features. These walks are particularly lovely on warm summer evenings around sunset, when you can watch the lights come on and illuminate the surrounding area. From here, you can see the remains of the pier's old rival, the West Pier. Storm damage and fires finished off the structure, and all that can be seen today are parts of its metal skeleton.

Brighton Pier and its theme park are open every day except Christmas Day. Admission to the pier is free, although you will have to pay to enter the fairground. Tickets are available for unlimited rides all day long. The pier is located across the road from Brighton’s main bus station, while the railway station is within walking distance. Street parking is available for a fee nearby.

Popular Activities at Brighton Pier

How about making your time spent at Brighton Pier even more memorable? Don't miss the chance to try a few of these activities:

Want to know what there is to do at this famed attraction? We suggest purchasing a City Sightseeing Brighton Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour.

Peruse our Brighton things to do page to learn about more activities while you're in the area.


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The Grand Brighton $117
Reviewed on May 20, 2019
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The Grand Brighton

The Grand Brighton

97-99 King's Road, Brighton, England
     
    4.3 of 5
    4.0 out of 5.0

    Stately hotel on waterfront. Near the stont beach and a number of great restaurant choices. Rooms clean and spacious.

    Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront $97
    Reviewed on May 17, 2019
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    Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront

    Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront

    Kings Road Brighton, Brighton, England
       
      4.1 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0

      Fantastic location and great staff. From check in to check out everything was smooth

      Royal Albion Hotel $55
      Reviewed on May 8, 2019
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      Royal Albion Hotel

      Royal Albion Hotel

      35 Old Steine, Brighton, England
         
        2.9 of 5
        3.0 out of 5.0

        It was right on the beach and very clean.Well stocked bar and very attentive staff. Prices were pretty good too.

        The Old Ship Hotel $71
        Reviewed on May 5, 2019
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        The Old Ship Hotel

        The Old Ship Hotel

        Kings Road, Brighton, England
           
          3.8 of 5
          4.0 out of 5.0

          Very quaint with good view of the sea from a front lounge area. Quirky old elevator is amusing and charming. Breakfast staff are wonderful!

          Hilton Brighton Metropole $120
          Reviewed on May 21, 2019
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          Hilton Brighton Metropole

          Hilton Brighton Metropole

          Kings Road, East Sussex, Brighton, England
             
            3.6 of 5
            4.0 out of 5.0

            The hospitality and catering for needs was amazing . Really went out there own way

            My Brighton $93
            Reviewed on May 15, 2019
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            My Brighton

            My Brighton

            17 Jubilee Street, Brighton, England
               
              4.2 of 5
              4.0 out of 5.0

              Location was perfect, bright airy rooms - Pillow’s fall down back of bed which is a little annoying

              Mercure Brighton Seafront Hotel $113
              Reviewed on Apr 1, 2019
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              Mercure Brighton Seafront Hotel

              Mercure Brighton Seafront Hotel

              149 Kings Road, Brighton, England
                 
                3.2 of 5
                3.5 out of 5.0

                Lovely clean room was very hot tho as the window only opened a few inches. Beautiful hotel

                Hotel du Vin Brighton $100
                Reviewed on Mar 26, 2019
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                Hotel du Vin Brighton

                Hotel du Vin Brighton

                2 Ship Street, Brighton, England
                   
                  4.1 of 5
                  4.0 out of 5.0

                  The hotel itself is not so bad. It is a typical old hotel in England. I was so surprised the fire alarm rang quite early in the morning. On top of that no explanation or apologies were made by any staff. I could not go back to sleep at all.