A chance to walk half way across the Menai Straits and thanks to our Victorian seaside-junkie ancestors. A great simple pier, completely unfussy and with views down to the Menai Suspension Bridge (1826). There is a nice tea shop at the end that sells a very good scone and tea. Highly recommended
Accessed by a road lined with parked cars, which can be tricky, Bangor Pier has a sizeable car park with easy access. The car park also has an Italian restaurant attached too. For a small fee (approximately 30p) you can go onto the pier, which is of quite a sizeable length at over 1500ft. At the entrance and periodically down the pier are pairs of small huts housing shops selling a variety of products from gifts and clothes to hot and cold snacks. The pier itself has been restored to an exemplary standard, everything has a new coat of paint and it is obvious where sections of the boardwalk have been replaced.
We were blessed with a crisp, clear October day, with fantastic panoramic views, including the Isle of Anglesey which looked so close you could almost touch it! As you walk along the pier, you can just make out the sea lapping below, through the narrow gaps in the boardwalk.
At the end of the pier are arguably the best views and an almost circular tea rooms, famed for its scones. After queuing for a short time (it is a popular place), we got to share a table. The reputation of the tea rooms were upheld in fine fashion, the scones were sublime, crisp on the outside and soft in the centre, with a cracking cup of tea. The walls of the tea room are adorned with portraits, pictures and a plaque informing you of a few facts about the pier, like it was restored in 1988. If you do get to visit, checks out the toilets where you get a unique view of the sea!
this is a lovely little Pier , which enables an enjoyable walk almost all the way across the Menai straits. The views on offer are quite wonderful, and the treat included is a visit to the delightful cafe at the end of the Pier. This lovely little place , spotless and always warm and welcoming , serves the best and freshest scones you will ever find.The smell of baking complements the fresh air of the sea! As if proof of freshness were needed ( it isn't ), I was given a bag of scones to take home one afternoon, as the cafe was closing and they would otherwise have been thrown away. How few cafes can resist the temptation to put them in the fridge and palm them off on the first customers the following morning. Not here. This is one of those cafes ( and they are all too few ), which put you in a throughly good mood for the rest of the day!
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