After a little drive from Swanage, I soon arrived at Bournemouth, my penultimate pier for the day. It was a sunny afternoon with fluffy clouds above the golden sands. Plenty of people were out enjoying the sunshine.
The café at the pierhead served a tasty slice of apple pie and a decent cup of tea. Lovely.
My first pier of the day was the Pleasure Pier at Weymouth. It’s part of a working port and so isn’t very attractive, but there was a good vantage point for watching the Condor Catamaran sailing off to the Channel Islands (it has to back out of the harbour and turn around before heading pointy-end first).
There is no café at the end of the pier, but the Pavilion at the landward end has facilities for a cuppa and a slice of cake.