The Best Pier in Sussex

worthing pier sussex

The best pier in Sussex has to be Brighton Pier. It is one of five that are still standing and that you can walk along.

British seaside piers date from the early 1800’s. Generations of holidaymakers and local residents have enjoyed visiting them.

Brighton Pier

Brighton Pier

Certainly the most popular pier in both Sussex and the UK is Brighton Pier. It is the last surviving intact pier on Brighton’s seafront. Built in 1899, it was designed as the replacement for the older, more utilitarian Chain Pier that used to be slightly to the east.

The main pier building has a lovely dome, and stained-glass windows along the sides showing Brighton-related images. It’s totally free to walk along the pier and look at the Brighton scenery, and the pier is a great way to see the Brighton seafront.

Read more about Brighton Pier

Other Sussex Piers

You can also find piers in East Sussex at Hastings and Eastbourne and in West Sussex at Worthing and Littlehampton. Worthing Pier is certainly worth a visit and is the nearest to Steyning.

Worthing Pier

worthing pier sussex

This was the thirteenth pier to be built in England at a cost of £6,500. Designed by Sir Robert Rawlinson, it was officially opened in April 1862.

The Pier continues to bring enjoyment to visitors and residents. The Pavilion Theatre sits at the northern end and the southern end pavilion has recently been totally renovated and returned to its former glory as a cafe & venue. There’s an amusement arcade in the middle. It is a regular attraction for people to take a stroll along the deck and for fishing. Admission is free!

Worthing is just 6 miles from Steyning & Brighton is 10 miles away. Read about Steyning

Join a Wine Tour at Bolney

Bolney estate vineyard

Sussex vineyards are increasingly successful …

The Bolney Estate

You can go round the vineyard on a regular tour:

Grand Gourmet Tour: £42.50 per person – A comprehensive tour of their vineyard and winery, a tutored tasting of five of their award winning wines and a charcuterie style lunch (allow up to 3½ hours)

Sparkling Afternoon Tea Tour: £34.50 per person – A comprehensive tour of their vineyard and winery, a tutored tasting of four of their award winning sparkling wines and an Afternoon Tea (allow up to 2½ hours)

Taster Tour: £16.00 per person – A tour of their vineyard and winery and a tutored tasting of three of their award winning wines (allow up to 1½ hours)

Details at

Just a 22 minute drive from Steyning (A281; B2135; A272) The nearest mainline train stations for Bolney are Haywards Heath or Burgess Hill (both about 15 minutes by taxi)


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