Brighton West Pier, Brighton, Sussex

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There are pay and display car parking spaces located along Kings Road close to Brighton's West Pier - please note that during the summer months these fill up fast!

For more information on parking costs and exact locations, please click here.

Disabled parking bays are available throughout the city, please click here for more details.

The pier can be viewed from the upper level of the promenade next to Kings Road and from the lower level of the promenade next to the pebble beach.

Steps and wide ramps, both with handrails, lead down from Kings Road to the lower level seafront. The surface is flat and wide along both the upper and lower level paths.

Dogs are welcome on the seafront, but must be kept on the lead while on the promenade. For information on dog-friendly beaches in Brighton, please click here.

Brief description

Constructed during the pleasure pier building boom of the 1860s, Brighton’s West Pier in its heyday attracted millions of visitors with the lure of sea air, public entertainment and the structure’s oriental style. 

Following the pier’s closure in 1975, a turbulent series of events ensued and the partial skeleton is all that remains today - an iconic and mesmerising structure.


Kings Road, Brighton BN1 2FL



01273 321 499



Brighton is approximately a 1.5-2 hour car journey from London.

Travelling from London, follow the A4 to M4, then take the M25 and M23 to the A23 in West Sussex. Continue along the A23 and drive to Kings Road/A259 in Brighton. 

The West Pier is located in the sea opposite British Airways i360 viewing tower and the office of the West Pier Centre can be found in an arch east of British Airways i360.  OS TQ 303040

Opening Times

The pier is located along Brighton seafront and can be viewed at any time.

The West Pier Centre is only open spring/summer from 11.00am to 5.00pm Thursday to Sunday and closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Please check with the West Pier Centre directly for up-to-date information including opening times and admission charges as they may be subject to change.


Brighton West Pier can be viewed from Brighton seafront across from British Airways i360 viewing tower.

Train: The pier is approximately a 30-minute walk south from Brighton Train Station. The journey time from London to Brighton is just under an hour and there are regular services departing from London Bridge and London Victoria. Other train services from the east coast and west coast travel into the city.

Bus: There are a number of local bus stops a short walk away from the pier. To plan your bus route in the city, please click here.

Cycling: For city cycling routes, please click here.


The West Pier Trust now owns the pier and their office acts as an information point, gallery, shop and events & education venue.

There are a number of public toilets, including adapted disability toilets, along the seafront. There are also plenty of benches dotted along the walkway to have a rest and take in the view.

There is lots to see and do along Brighton Seafront - taking a meander down the promenade you will stumble upon a number of eating establishments (including fish & chips and ice cream!), along with independent shops. If you are taking an extended trip, Brighton is a holiday hotspot with lots of hotels and B&Bs close to the beach. 

Opposite the West Pier (on land!) is the British Airways i360 observation tower where you can take in the view of Brighton, the South Downs and the English Channel (note: this is a paid attraction). 

If you head towards Hove you will see the Peace Statue, Hove Plinth and beautiful rows of colourful beach huts. Heading in the opposite direction towards Brighton Marina you will pass a fishing museum, Sealife Brighton, Volks Railway and Brighton Palace Pier - a Victorian pier still full of life with traditional seaside arcades, fairground attractions and further hot food and drink outlets.

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