Wooden pier (in Gdynia Orłowo), situated in the picturesque valley of the Kacza River. The pier extends about 180m from the shore at Orlowo.
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The Santa Monica Pier is located at the foot of Colorado Boulevard in Santa Monica, California and is the city's most famous landmark.
The pier contains Pacific Park, a family amusement park with a big ferris wheel overlooking the Pacific Ocean and parts of West Los Angeles, a carousel from the 1920s, an aquarium, several shops, vendors, entertainers, an arcade, a pub, a few restaurants, and a café. At the end of the pier, fishermen get together to enjoy their hobby. During the summer months, the free Thursday Twilight Dance Series is held, and open air free film screenings are offered to the public from early August to late September.
Because of the nearby film industry, the pier and the nearby Santa Monica boardwalk are regularly used for location shoots for television and movies. This list of movies at IMDb is representative, but incomplete. The pier is also featured during the fourth and fifth season opening titles to Three's Company. Perhaps its most famous appearance on screen is in Titanic.
Southend Pier is a major landmark in Southend-on-Sea. Extending 2,158 m (a mile and a third) into the Thames Estuary, it is the longest pier in the world. Sir John Betjeman is noted as saying that "the Pier is Southend, Southend is the Pier". The pier is a Grade II listed building.
In the early 19th century, Southend was growing as a resort. At the time, it was thought that spending time at the seaside was good for one's health, and since it was close to the capital, many Londoners would come to Southend for this reason. However the coast at Southend consists of large mudflats, so the sea is never very deep even at full tide, and recedes for well over a mile at low tide. Because of this large boats were unable to stop at Southend and no boats at all were able to stop at low tide. This meant that many potential visitors would travel past Southend and go to Margate, or other resorts where docking facilities were better.