Brighton Pier

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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.

Top Hotels Close to Brighton Pier

Royal Albion Hotel
Royal Albion Hotel
3 out of 5
35 Old Steine, Brighton, England
The price is ¥4,679 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 12
Located in Brighton City Centre, this beachfront hotel is in the city center, just steps from Brighton Pier and Brighton Beach. Brighton Royal Pavilion and Brighton ...
2.8/5 (1,005 reviews)
"Very tired looking rooms. Perfect location, close to everything. The staff were excellent."

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2021

Royal Albion Hotel
The Grand Brighton
The Grand Brighton
4 out of 5
97-99 King's Road, Brighton, England
The price is ¥17,647 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 20
Located in Brighton City Centre, this beachfront hotel is in the city center, just steps from Brighton Centre and Brighton Beach. British Airways i360 and Brighton ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,174 reviews)
"Staff were without exception excellent. Helpful, pleasant and professional. Bathroom was tired and needed updating"

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2021

The Grand Brighton
Legends Hotel Brighton
Legends Hotel Brighton
3 out of 5
31-34 Marine Parade, Brighton, England
The price is ¥8,021 per night from Dec 9 to Dec 9
Located in Kemptown, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within a 10-minute walk of Brighton Pier, Brighton Beach, and Brighton Royal Pavilion. Brighton ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (773 reviews)
"Property and people were fantastic, welcoming and friendly. however parking is on the street and not convenient."

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2021

Legends Hotel Brighton
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Royal Albion Hotel
Royal Albion Hotel
3 out of 5
35 Old Steine, Brighton, England
The price is ¥4,679 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 12
Royal Albion Hotel
The Grand Brighton
The Grand Brighton
4 out of 5
97-99 King's Road, Brighton, England
The price is ¥17,647 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 20
The Grand Brighton
Legends Hotel Brighton
Legends Hotel Brighton
3 out of 5
31-34 Marine Parade, Brighton, England
The price is ¥8,021 per night from Dec 9 to Dec 9
Legends Hotel Brighton
Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront
Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront
4 out of 5
Kings Road Brighton, Brighton, England
The price is ¥12,700 per night from Dec 9 to Dec 9
Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront
Queens Hotel
Queens Hotel
3 out of 5
1-3 Kings Road, Brighton, England
The price is ¥8,289 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 2
Queens Hotel
Hotel du Vin Brighton
Hotel du Vin Brighton
4 out of 5
2 Ship Street, Brighton, England
The price is ¥14,171 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 12
Hotel du Vin Brighton
The Charm Brighton Boutique Hotel and Spa
The Charm Brighton Boutique Hotel and Spa
5 out of 5
20-21 New Steine, Brighton, England
The price is ¥9,659 per night from Dec 23 to Dec 23
The Charm Brighton Boutique Hotel and Spa
Hilton Brighton Metropole
Hilton Brighton Metropole
4 out of 5
Kings Road, East Sussex, Brighton, England
The price is ¥11,230 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 19
Hilton Brighton Metropole
Jurys Inn Brighton
Jurys Inn Brighton
4 out of 5
101 Stroudley Road, Brighton, England
The price is ¥11,364 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 19
Jurys Inn Brighton
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.