Southwold Pier: A million people can't be wrong

Southwold Pier Credit: ITV Anglia

The quirky world of eccentric engineer Tim Hunkin has helped define Southwold pier as a very individual place.

There are no waltzers or dodgems. Instead laughter bellows out from the under the pier show for a very different type of attraction.

And where does his inspiration come from?

Visitor numbers are reaching almost a million each year and it isn’t unusual to see the same locals gather in their favourite spot every morning.

Rebuilding the pier in 1999 Credit: ITV Anglia
Southwold Pier under construction Credit: ITV Anglia

Funds are being raised to build a coastal path from the pier to allow people to take in the surrounding landscape and the owners, Gough hotels, who bought the pier in 2013 have plans to add to the structure.

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You can find out ten facts about Southwold Pier here