Clevedon Pier

An old English Victorian seaside town out of season, Clevedon in December is far more beautiful than it is in July. No tourists with ice cream cones buying expensive lunches in seafront locations and fighting over the outside seats – in December the sea is calm, the anglers are watchful and the sea mist swirls around and makes an atmosphere out of it all.

The pier is Clevedon's jewel. John Betjeman called it 'the most beautiful pier in England' and it must be – its long spindly legs create such delicate arches. The wet beams are recycled railway sleepers, paid for by tiny brass plaques inset into the wood and engraved with the names of the people who bought them. The glorious pavilion at the end is quiet now, but becomes a seaside cafe in the summer. I realised when I was there, that this is the pier that is used in the publicity posters for 'Never Let Me Go', the new Keira Knightley film.

Clevedon Pier

When Ben and I strolled along it, the pier was completely deserted bar the quiet anglers with their bowed heads. It was pouring with rain and the mist was rolling in. I felt like my 1940s coat deserved an attempt at 1940s hair, which I quite like I think – It's nice to have a fringe break now and again. The coat I bought in a charity shop – it's heavy and the cut is perfect for me – it feels very grand.

Coat: Vintage 1940s
Leather gloves: Vintage
Tights: H&M
Shoes: Topshop


  1. Congratulations to a mood well captured. There's something delicious about beaches in winter.

  2. This photos are so beautiful The atmosphere, the light the composition, the styling.... every detail is so wonderful. Well done for this, you have an amazing eye! :-)


  3. amazing photos!
    they are kind of sad in a good way but they actually made me feel great about the weather!
    winter can be nice!


  4. What beautiful photos. I've never been but will certainly have to make the effort now.

  5. Wah! I didn't realise you took that pier photo, it's so stunning! And that coat is gorgeous... you look so lovely!

  6. What a beautiful image...love the beach in the winter!!

  7. Beautiful! Your look and your photos are both stunning!

    Jenny @vpv


  8. spindly is the best way of describing the pier! it's so wonderful to look at

    ps, i'm having a christmas jumper giveaway (:

  9. The top and third photo made my jaw drop. Absolutely beautiful. The pier really does look like it's standing on its tip-toes in the water!

  10. wow, gorgeous photos.. as is your coat!

  11. wow your photos have a real 1940's feel! fab blog x

    Enter my Christmas giveaway!

  12. Just found your blog, and what an inspiring one it is! I went through all your posts and love every single one of them. That's very rare! :)
    Linh www.ponytail-girl.blogspot.com

  13. What an incredible coat to find in a charity shop - you certainly do it justice. The pier looks beautiful.

  14. That is the great place to take some amazing pictures..

    I love the vintage aura in every pictures you took..

  15. I love the coat! These photos are so haunting...

  16. These photos are magical. Just beautiful.


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