Brighton Pier, England

Brighton Pier Merry-go-Round, East Sussex, England, UK

Brighton pier carousel.

Brighton Pier things to do and see

The pier offers a good – tho pricey – alternative to the beaches for kid-laden families with its merry-go-rounds, dodgems, haunted house, candyfloss, shooting ranges as well as some seriously scary high-altitude, high-speed pendulums that guarantee screams and nausea-induced tranquility later.

Kids and Brighton pier amusements, East Sussex, England, UK

Teens lurching away from a rocket job.

Elvis revived on Brighton Pier, East Sussex, England, UK

Elvis reincarnated for a beginning-of-the pier show on a Brighton Sunday in August.

Brighton Pier deck chairs, East Sussex, England, UK

Deck chairs for rent when the weather is clement or. . .

Brighton Pier shelters, East Sussex, England, UK

. . . more sheltered free seating when the wind cries.

Brighton Pier seen from beach, East Sussex, England, UK

The pier seen from Brighton beach.

And when tourists have had enough salt air, shingle and slot machines they can explore the occasionally shabby but always striking streets of Brighton town centre.