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Central Pier

Promenade, Blackpool, FY1 5BB, United Kingdom | 01253 622255 | Website
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Sightseer - Chapter 5

Bracing views of the Tower

3

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This review is especially helpful for those who have or use the following: Long Cane, Powerchair

Overview

The middle of the three Blackpool piers. Good for a view across the beaches and toward the Tower. Once you work out how to get in avoiding the steps it's a bracing stroll amid the sea breeze.

Transport & Parking

3

Good if you want to arrive by the modern Blackpool Tram. Otherwise it's some distance from the nearest parking or other transport. We walked and wheeled along the promenade to get here. We left using the Tram which was great as they're very accessible.

Access

3

It's a traditional pier with an amusement and entertainment complex at the shore end. You can go in and explore but steps at the rear mean you cannot proceed on to the main pier. You have to back track and use a ramp at the side of the building which takes you up on to the pier. Once on the main pier watch out for the gaps in the planking as it's easy to catch a wheel of your chair in the slot. We were able to walk and wheel to the end of the pier. You have to negotiate the array of amusement rides and kiosks.

Toilets

3

There is an accessible toilet part way along the pier adjacent to the standard loos. Look out for the cartoon characters on the doors! Once inside the accessible loo is very spacious and has the requisite grab rails; albeit there slightly rusting state as another reviewer also noticed.

Staff

0

Didn't speak to any staff so can't comment.

Anything else you wish to tell us?

It's a traditional seaside pier but worth exploring for the experience. The views across the beach toward the Tower were good.

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Picture of Central Pier Picture of Central Pier - Accessible loo on the pier Picture of Central Pier -View from the Central Pier

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