Boscombe Pier

boscombe pier 2

Boscombe developed from a small village into a Victorian seaside resort alongside it’s bigger sister town of Bournemouth. Boscombe pier was opened in 1889. In 2005 the pier was closed as it had become unsafe. The listed pier entrance building was externally restored in 2007 together with a restoration of the pier neck. New decking, lighting and central windbreak was added together with a new viewing and fishing platform end section, which replaced the derelict Amusement Hall. The pier re-opened in 2008. Too me the pier looks like a rather basic pier of a 1960s design with large concrete legs. Glad to see it had been saved but could not get over excited about it.

boscombe pier