Profitable tip: Bangor, GwyneddBangor pier holds many recollections for us. It’s the place the place my husband misplaced his automobile keys 50 years in the past. Fortunately these had been the times when you may hotwire a automobile (or on this case minivan) to begin it. We return there usually. The pier has breathtaking views of the Menai straits on one facet and to the Nice Orme behind Llandudno on the opposite. In entrance is gorgeous Anglesey; flip spherical for great views of Snowdonia. It’s a pier that’s unrivalled anyplace. It has refreshments and ice-cream too! bangorpier.orgRuthSouthport, Merseyside {Photograph}: George W Johnson/Getty ImagesSchool holidays had been punctuated by sealing the plastic over Merseyrail travelcards to start an journey with Dad. Liverpool, Birkenhead, Formby – every provided one thing. Southport at all times gained, although. After strolling by means of manicured (accessible) gardens and the thrill of Silcocks arcade, the 161-year-old Grade II-listed pier appears like the beginning of additional adventures. Smugly spy Blackpool’s tower from a tranquil viewpoint on clear days. Admire the bleakness on gloomy days, as you nearly disappear into the ocean. Time-travel within the Victorian penny arcade. Extra not too long ago, I took Dad to Southend from my London house. “It’s no Southport,” he lamented. I agreed. visitsouthport.comLouise RobinsonWorthing, West Sussex {Photograph}: @imagesBV/AlamyWorthing pier is unfussy, uncommercialised, and superbly preserved. It has a beautiful Southern Pavilion, a modest central amusement arcade and the beautiful Pavilion theatre on the landward finish. The pier is one of some that I do know of that also enable anglers so as to add to the general scene. Worthing promenade is splendidly unspoiled as compared with the raucous and rowdy seafront nightmare that’s Brighton, and the pier is the jewel within the crown. Free entry. adur-worthing.gov.ukMark SumnerProfileReaders’ ideas: ship a tip for an opportunity to win a £200 voucher for a Sawday’s stayShow Guardian Journey readers’ tipsEvery week we ask our readers for suggestions from their travels. A collection of ideas will likely be featured on-line and should seem in print. To enter the newest competitors go to the readers’ ideas homepage-Thanks in your suggestions.Ullapool, Scottish Highlands {Photograph}: Murdo MacLeod/The GuardianThe “wee pier” at Ullapool extends into the clear waters of Loch Broom. Surrounded by an amphitheatre of hills, this makes the right backdrop to sit down and fish for mackerel that glitter and glisten within the daylight like a disco ball. Following latest redevelopment, three rockpools have been put in at totally different tidal zones to supply a chance for the entire group to study extra concerning the marine life that calls this place within the Highlands house. ullapool-harbour.co.ukVanessa WrightLyme Regis, Dorset {Photograph}: travellinglight/AlamyIt must be the splendidly windswept Cobb at Lyme Regis. Every time I’m going I’m reminded of Tennyson’s phrases: “Don’t discuss to me of the Duke of Monmouth; present me the precise spot the place Louisa Musgrove fell.” It’s an absolute should for followers of Jane Austen’s Persuasion. There’s additionally one thing a couple of French Lieutenant’s Lady! The beautiful city is stuffed with fascinating fossil retailers and scrumptious selfmade fudge. lymeregis.orgFranPortstewart, County DerryFishing Boat sculpture by Niall O’Neill, Portstewart. {Photograph}: Travelib Tradition/AlamyPortstewart promenade in Northern Eire is a classically easy seaside affair. Conventional Italian ice-cream made for a century on supply – tick. Fish and chip retailers – tick. Bucket and spade store – tick. Scrumptious craft espresso to be loved whereas the children undertake hours of “daring” rock walks or dipping toes within the sea – tick. Sightings of porpoises and fishing boats heading out of the harbour – tick. Lovely sunsets, ever-changing waves and completely satisfied individuals from all walks of life watching them – tick. No entry necessities or pre-booking wanted. Loved since Victorian occasions however nonetheless not out of style. Our completely satisfied place.FionaArnside, Cumbria {Photograph}: John Davidson Pictures/AlamyPerhaps this isn’t one in all our most spectacular costal buildings: it’s a easy stone jetty. However it has great views of Morecambe Bay and the Lakeland fells. There’s a actual sense of escape from the mainland, which is the essence of the attraction of piers, and chips and ice-cream are shut at hand! I took my aged dad and mom there final September. Covid circumstances had been on the rise within the north-west and I had a sense I’ll not see them for a very long time. That was the case, however the recollections of lunch on Arnside pier have been sustaining.NoellePier Bae Colwyn/Colwyn Bay Pier, DenbighshireA sculpture on Colwyn Bay’s promenade. {Photograph}: Christopher Furlong/Getty ImagesAs a young person, I spent many hours on this pier – amusement arcade, Slush Puppies, file gala’s, sixth-form socials. It was gone its greatest then however acquainted and liked. After I left house, our beloved pier fell into disrepair, was offered and years of possession dispute and deterioration ensued. Colwyn Victoria Pier Belief preserved it. The pier was dismantled, leaving the unique stanchions. Victorian ironwork was salvaged and restored, and a brief pier has risen, together with the ironwork and reproduction lighting. Opening quickly, it’s a implausible achievement, respiration new life into the regeneration of the Bay of Colwyn. pierbaecolwyn.orgVitti AllenderAberystwyth, CeredigionA murmuration of starlings over Aberystwyth pier. {Photograph}: Paul_Cooper/Getty ImagesThe city’s wonderful promenade sweeps previous its North and South seashores with their engaging seafront terraces. In between, it snakes alongside citadel ruins, a putting statue-topped struggle memorial and the Grade I-listed Outdated Faculty constructing that accommodated Wales’s first college school. Additionally look out for 9 mosaics under the citadel’s partitions. Accomplished in 2006, they depict the citadel’s historical past. After which there’s a vibrant mural by Lloyd the Graffiti, incorporating the profitable designs from a contest for native younger individuals. It features a starling – hundreds of the birds use the pier as their roost over winter.Sharon PinnerWeston-super-Mare, Somerset {Photograph}: Bernd Brueggemann/AlamyLike a phoenix from the ashes of a devastating hearth again in July 2008, this pier has risen. The pavilion was destroyed, so a contest was held to design a brand new pier. The profitable design up to date the previous pavilion, whereas conserving the well-known turrets. It’s, for me, a contented place stuffed with childhood recollections of fairground rides and sweet floss. It has now survived a second catastrophe, the pandemic, and undergone a refit with extra cafes, fish and chips, a doughnut manufacturing unit, the Museum of Recollections and the all-important rides. grandpier.co.ukElizabeth