Pier To Pier

Pier To Pier

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

The 80-meter-long Umhlanga Pier in Durban, South Africa (opened in 2007), The Rotonda a Mare in Senigallia, Italy (opened in 1923), the 312-meter-long Clevedon Pier in Somerset, United Kingdom (opened in 1869), the 100-meter-long Kastrup Pier in Kastrup, Denmark (opened in 2004), the 560-meter-long Huntington Beach Pier in Huntington Beach, California (opened in 1914), the 328-meter-long Los Muertos Pier in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (opened in 2013), the 382-meter-long Scheveningen Pier in Scheveningen, Holland (opened in 1959), the 524-meter-long Brighton Pier in Brighton, United Kingdom (opened in 1899), and the 1,841-meter-long Busselton Jetty in Busselton, Australia (opened in 1865) were named as the world’s most beautiful piers by CNN.

It is also interesting to note that many these piers are used as landmarks for various open water swimming events or pods.

Photo shows the whale bone structure of the Umhlanga Pier that won the South African National Award for Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement.

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Steven Munatones