There are thousands of piers in the world, both large and small, some of them privately owned and others housing legendary public attractions. Piers are pretty amazing, both in design, construction, and the views you get when you’re looking out from the end of one — and this list contains some of the most beautiful piers in the entire world. Below are a collection of the worlds longest, most popular, and peculiar piers on the world. Some of them stand as tourist attractions today, while others have been official closed to preserve what remains of the past. We never thought that “pier-hunting” would be a vacation goal, but after seeing these images, we just might start making a list.