Colonial Beach Municipal
Town Pier which traverses the Potomac River directly beside the boardwalk.
I have seen the pier damaged following
storms in the past, but never to this extent. The vast majority of
it is just gone, it floated off and was shown in some of the debris pictures
on earlier pages.
The town pier used to be a mainstay
in my life as a teenager, many a night was spent on the pier. Two
of my very good friends were married underneath the gazebo that graced
the start of the pier nine years ago.
Little of it remains, no decision
on replacement has been made as of yet.
Beach Municipal Pier and Fisherman's Pier
The skeleton of the
pier from a side view, all that is left is a few pylons and part of the
handrail, the floorboards are gone completely.
This view includes the Fisherman's
Pier and the Town pier. The Fisherman's pier stretched past where
the first pylons are when it was in one piece. It also sported a
large sign and a roofed area with benches.
The entrance way to the pier.
The brick pillars on either side were attached to two outer and two inner
brick wall which contained memorial and honoriam bricks purchased during
a fundraiser quite a few years ago. Where the man is standing is
the only part of the wall left.
Standing at the edge of the concrete
by the bricks, you used to just step directly onto the pier, now it's just
A view giving a better idea of where
the pier met the sidewalk.
Bricks and wires scattered on the
This sidewalk is to the right of
the pier, the sand below it was washed away by the hurricane.
A better view showing the bottom
of the above sidewalk.
The playground next to the boardwalk.
You now know what kind of playground equipment to buy, as this wasn't damaged
A long view of the playground, boardwalk
and the pier skeletons in the background.