Yesterday I was staying in Great Malvern for a concert, so decided to spend time visiting some piers in North Somerset while not too far away. My first stop today was the lovely Victorian pier in Clevedon. It’s a classy location with a grand view across the Bristol Channel to Wales. The pier itself has been restored to its former glory and it now has Grade I listed status.
There’s a charming café on the Pierhead with a covered first floor building where you can admire the view across the water while enjoying a slice of cake and a cup of tea.
After my visit to Felixstowe, I headed across the Orwell Bridge and along the north Essex coast to the charming little Harwich Ha’penny Pier as my second location for the project. It has a surviving Victorian ticket office which is an iconic local landmark.
After wandering on the boards, the café offered a selection of cakes – I chose a nice slice of Victoria Sponge to go with my tea.