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Yarmouth Pier

 

 

Yarmouth is situated in the Western area of The Island.  The Pier the only one left in The British Isles that is totally constructed from wood, apart from bolts, screws and such like that hold it together.

 

There is a small toll to pay on entering the Pier, this helps towards restoration and maintenance costs. The Pier had a large and extensive restoration in the early 90's and was re-opened in 1994.

Yarmouth Pier 2006  

Looking towards The Pier from the top terrace of Yarmouth Castle. The parasols in the lower left are that of The George Hotel. It is 609ft long and it 'T' shaped at its head where it is popular with fishermen off season.

 

 

 

It is quite an enjoyable experience walking along here and the Wightlink Ferries birth nearby at the entrance to the harbour.

  Yarmouth Pier 2006

Yarmouth Pier 2006




The decking and handrails are of Douglas Fir and in order to raise much needed restoration funds the name of contributors who gave £25 was engraved in each of the 552 decking planks.

 

The piles are constructed from Greenheart a South American hardwood that is so heavy and dense that it sinks in water. This also helps deter the 'gribble' a marine equivalent to woodworm.

 

 

 

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