Ice Cream on Penarth Pier

Ice Cream On Penarth Pier.

Penarth Pier is the perfect location to relax with an ice cream and take in the views across to the Quantock Hills and the islands of Flat Holm and Step Holm.

The pier was opened in 1898 and was a popular attraction to seaside-goers at the time, who also enjoyed trips on pleasure steamers that operated from the pier. It has on several occasions been damaged by vessels colliding with the structure and in 1931, a fire broke out in one of the pavilions. This wooden pavilion was never replaced, but a concrete pavilion has been used over the years as a concert hall, ballroom, cinema and for other purposes. It is currently home to the Penarth Pier Pavilion.

The Pier Pavillion has recently had the full works applied to it: what used to just be an award-winning pier overlooking a glorious waterfront is now also a hub of community life. Aside from the stunning view, the Pavillion always has something going on. It also features a sweet cafe serving homemade treats & an outdoor seating area with a perfect view of the water.

Just outside of the pier you can grab a delicious bag of chips & an ice cream. Treat yourself & enjoy them whilst sitting at the end of the pier.