The piers have always been a big tourist attraction in Britain. Piers were initially built for not getting of their feet wet. They had developed the piers in 19th century. At that time, the tourists were coming from around the world. They preferred the coastal areas because from the coastal area one could easily experience the views of sunrise and sunset. From various resorts, the sea was not visible, so they have made the piers in the coastal areas, near to the sea, so that they could easily see the nice beauty of water body. If you want to know more about these piers, you can visit to the link given above.