‘Promenade’ or ‘pleasure’ piers were predominantly an English and Welsh seaside phenomenon. However, a large number of structures, additional to those detailed in the main sections of this website, but referred to nonetheless as ‘piers’ or ‘jetties’, were built throughout Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and England. In the main, these structures were built as landing stages and, as well as making their traditional appearances around the coastline, were to be found ‘inland’ along rivers and their estuaries or along lake shores.

This listing does not include piers constructed solely for military, industrial or lifeboat use. It does, however, include some private jetties.

Construction and demolition dates are given where known and links to reference websites and/or photographic images of the piers will gradually be provided where available. Names in Bold type indicate piers with an active preservation society.


Aberdour Abriachan Acharn (1889-Lost) Achnacloich Archaracle
Ardeonaig (1889-lost) Ardesier(1900s-Lost) Ardgour Ardlui Ardnadam (1858-)
Ardrishaig(Pre 1817-1993) Ardrossan Montgomerie Ardrossan Winton Ardtalnaig (1889-lost) Armadale
Arrochar(1850-cld 1977) Auchenlocan (1879-lost) Ayr Ballchullish (Lost) Balloch (c1846-)
Balloch Bay Balmaha Baltasound Banavie (1822-) Baremman (1878)
Belmont Berry’s Pier (lost) Blairmore (1855-) Bonawe (closed) Boath of Toft
Bowling (1848-) Brinyan Broadford (1892) Brodick (1872-) Bruichladdich
Burray Burwick Cairnie Campbeltown Canna (1892-)
Carbost Carradale Carrick Castle (1877-) Castlebay (c1880-) Clynder (c1866-1892/3)
Colintraive (1850s) Coll (1967-) Colonsay Corpach Coulport (1880-Lost)
Cove (1852-cld.1946) Craigback Jetty Craigendoran (1882) Craighouse Craigmore
Craignure (1964) Crarae (1880) Creggans Cromarty Douglas (c1858/9-)
Dumbarton Castle (1875) Dunvegan Egilsay Ellenabeich Fairlie (c1840s-Lost)
Fearnan (1882-lost) Feolin Ferry Flotta Flugarth Ford Pier (1876-ruined)
Fort Augustus/Inveroich Fort William Town Foyers Garelochhead(1845) Gill (Pierowall)
Girvan Gourock (c.1888-) Greenock Custom House Quay Greenock Princes (-1960s) Gutcher
Hawes (S.Queensferry) Helensburgh (1878-) Hole of Oddsta Holm Hunter’s Quay (1858-)
Inch Garvie Inchyra Innellan (1850-ruined) Inveraray Inverchapel
Inverfarigaig(1822-cld 1939) Invergloy Invermorriston(1822-cld 1939) Inversnaid (1846-) Kames (1856-)
Kenmore (1882-) Kennacraig (1888-) Kettletoft / Sanday Kilchattan Bay(1880-cld 1955) Kilcreggan (1850-)
Killin (1882-Lost) Kilmun (c.1820s-) Kinloch(Rum) Kippford (1900-) Kirkwall (1866?-)
Kirn (1845-1993) Kyleakin (1881-1903) Lamlash (1884-) Largs (1832-) Lawers (1889-disused)
Lerwick Morrison’s Lerwick Victoria Lismore Lochaline Loch Awe (1880-)
Lochboisdale (c.1881-) Locheckhead Lochgoilhead (1850-) Lochinver Lochmaddy
Lochranza (1886-) Lochskiport (1879-derelict) Luss (c.1846-) Machrie Bay Mallaig
Membeg (1870s-1935) Mid Yell Millport Old (c.1833-) Moclett (Papa Westray) Newburgh
Newport-on-Tay North Queensferry Nouster Oban North (1870-) Oban Railway (1882-)
Ore Bay Ormidale (1856-) Otter Ferry Perth (Lost) Port Askaig
Port Bannatyne (1857-) Portencross (1912-) Port Glasgow Portree Raasay (1912-)
Rosneath (1845-1942) Row (Rhu) Rowardennan St Ives
St Margaret’s Hope St Mary’s Salen (c.1873-) Saltcoats Sandbank New
Sandbank Old Scalasaig (1965-) Scapa Bay Scarnish Scrabster
Shandon (1886-1969) Skaill Skelmorlie (1877) Skipness (1879-) South Walls
Spinningdale Stornoway (2) (1844?-) Strachur (1878-lost pre-1914) Stranraer Strome Ferry (1870-1937)
Stromness (1890s-) Stronachlachar Strone (1847-) Symbister(Whalsay) Tarbert (Kintyre)
Tarbert (Lewis) Tarbet (c.1846-) Tighnabruaich Tingwall Tiree / Gott Bay (1914-)
Tobermory (1864-) Tollie Totness Toward (1863-1922) Trossachs
Uig King Edward (1893-) Ullapool Ulsta Waigen Weymss Bay
Whitehall Stronsay Whiting Bay (1899 c.1962)


Bangor North (1895-1980) Bangor Eisenhower (1983-) Holywood (1869-1883) Portaferry Warrenpoint (1908-1976)


Hull Minerva Hull Victoria/Corporation New Holland (1848-)
Coniston (1981-) Coniston Brantwood (1984-) Coniston Park-a-Moor(1981-) Loweswater Ullswater Howtown(1877-)
Ullswater Glenridding(1877-) Ullswater Pooley Bridge(1877-) Windermere Ambleside(1869-) Windermere Bowness(1869-) Windermere Bowness Pier 2
Windermere Bowness Pier 3 Windermere Ferry Hotel(Lost) Windermere Lake Side(1869-) Windermere Low Wood Windermere Storrs
Blue Boar Chatham Sun Esplanade Gillingham Old Admiralty Laser
Port Victoria (Lost) Queenborough(Lost)(1876-1955) Rochester St Mary’s Sheerness(Lost)(1835-1971)
Strood (1905-) Thunderbolt Upnor
Birkenhead (Woodside) Eastham (1898-) Egremont (1876-Lost) Liverpool Pier-Head(1842-) Monks Ferry (1838-)
New Ferry(1865-Lost) Rock Ferry (1898-) Seacombe (Wallsey) (1876-) Tranmere (1877-1904)
Bankside (Lost) Barrier Gardens (Sargeants) Battersea Festival Battersea Pleasure Park(Lost) Battersea Square (Lost)
Blackfriars Butler’s Wharf Canary Wharf Carlyle Battersea Bridge(Lost) Charing Cross
Chelsea Cadogan Chelsea Harbour Cherry Garden Commercial Dock Dartford Long Reach (Lost)
Erith (Lost) Gravesend Marine Parade(lost) Gravesend Royal Terrace Gravesend Stuarts Rd
Gravesend West Street Great Eastern (Lost) Greenhithe (Lost) Greenwich Gallion’s Reach
Hammersmith Hammersmith Bridge (Lost) Kew Kingston Lambeth
Lambeth L.F.B. H.Q. Limehouse London Bridge (Lost) London Bridge City London City Airport
M.A.B. Pier (Lost) Millwall Nelson (Lost) Nine Elms (Lost) North Woolwich
North Woolwich Free Ferry Old Swan (Lost) Pimlico Grosvenor Rd(Lost) Prospect Putney
Putney Bridge (Lost) Richmond Landing Stage Rosherville (Lost) Rotherhithe (Lost) Royal Festiv.Hall/Rodney(Lost)
Royal Naval Reserve St Helens (Lost) St Katherine’s Scandic Crown Hotel Scantlin (Closed)
South Woolwich (Lost) South Woolwich Free Ferry St Helena (Richmond) Swan Lane Swan Wharf
Temple Tilbury Riverside Tunnel (Wapping) Tucks Richmond Bridge Upper Charing Cross
Victoria (Lost) Wandsworth Wapping (2) Waterloo West India Dock
North Shields South Shields


Bournemouth (1850-1970) Clacton (Lost)(1898-1940) Drakes Island (1939-) East Cowes Trinity(1845-Lost) Great Yarmouth (1808-)
Littlehampton Morecambe Stone (1848-) Osborne (Lost) Ryde Apley (Lost)(1873-) Sandbanks/Poole (4)
Starcross Trefor Warsash Westcliff (Lost) Weston-S-M SeaQuarium (1995-)


Arnside (1857-) Barry (1889-1970s)
Bembridge Harbour(1870s-1928) Burton (Pembs.) Cowes Fountain(1841-Lost)
Deganwy (1847-1940) Dover Admiralty (1851-) Dover Prince of Wales
Exmouth (1865-)
Fort Victoria (1856-derelict) Grange-over-Sands/Bayley Lane (1870-Lost) Grange-over-Sands/Clare House (1893-1928) Harwich Trinity House(1864-) Ilfracombe (1873-)
New Passage (1864-Lost) Plymouth Saltash Portishead (1867-Lost) Rottingdean (1896-1909) Sandbanks Haven (1898-1940)
Sheerness Shotley (1894-) Stokes Bay (1855-) Tollesbury (1905-1921) Torquay Haldon (1870-)
Treharne’s (1858-1902) Woody Bay(Devon)(1897-1902)