Worth a visit for the arcades which is probably the main pier attraction - plenty of machine variety! Daytime visits preferable to evening as it does attract drunk locals. Do not bother with the fish and chips kiosk - I have been a few times and each time the food is as bad as the last! Few seasonal shops selling the usual tat, though recent efforts to add games e.g donkey derby similar to Brighton pier have improved the mid section. Best time obviously a sunny day, in season but then mind the crowds!
One of Eastbournes finest landmarks, but, I believe, is not used to the best of its ability. Long gone is the 007 or whatever it was called speedboat ride. Very drab and yicky in the wet windy weather but not so bad in summertime. Often full of students, or the elderly during the day, or yobs visiting a cheesy nightclub at night. Tombstoning was quite fashionable, although highly dangerous from here, and there is a security presence at times to stop this. I believe Eastbourne could make more of this, go one step ahead of Brighton Pier ( and i dont mean the remains of the West Pier!)
the view is great from the pier,a nice place to go for a walk if you do not mind the crowd.even on a rainy day it can make a great outing.that if you venture during the day.when night comes is another story.the club from the pier invites tourists and locals,most of them drunk and dangerous.
I even witnesed a couple of fights between them and the security of the pier.disturbing if you are looking for a nice evening walk with your partner.
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