Sopot's pier provides stunning views of the sea by day and night. The pier was built in 1827 by a doctor in Napoleon's army and has been renovated several times. At 511m, it's the longest in the Baltic region and the longest wooden pier in Europe (Southend-on-Sea in the UK is the longest overall in case you were wondering). A spa garden with rounded pergolas and a fountain marks the entrance to the pier, from which a sandy beach stretches to either side. The pier was re-opened to its full length in July 2011 with the completion of a brand new marina at its tip as well as the construction of a restaurant and a raised viewing platform. Note that the you have to pay for the privilege to walk the pier at certain times during the high season. Note also that you are not allowed to take alcohol onto the pier.