MSFS UK Missing Piers Scenery

PreviewThe start of a series of releases bringing famous UK piers to the Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) 2020 release that are missing or incomplete from the default MSFS install.

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The start of a series of releases bringing famous UK piers to the Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) 2020 release that are missing or incomplete from the default MSFS install.

Bournemouth Pier scenery displayed in FS2020.This scenery pack adds missing or incomplete pier structures from around the UK.  The list is extensive with the major piers already included but the developers have stated that their long-term project is to cover every missing pier in and around the UK coastline. 

We will continue to update this release on Fly Away Simulation as they become available.

All of the piers included in this pack have been hand-crafted, hand-placed, and generated manually - not using any AI or automation.  They are as realistic as possible within the constraints of the current MSFS SDK.

Piers included so far

  • Boscombe - Dorset
    Finally, we also have the Boscombe pier in the sim next to Bournemouth, UK
  • Bournemouth - Dorset
    The famous pier at Bournemouth beach. Not perfect but it gives you a better orientation when flying over Bournemouth. I also replaced that huge tower at EGHH Bournemouth Airport with a smaller one.
  • Bognor Regis - Sussex
    Includes night lighting. Unfortunately, it has some MSFS light orbs that can be seen over the pier at night, these are stock items that unfortunately cannot be excluded with the current state of the SDK.
  • Britannia - Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
    Includes night lighting and an animated funfair ride. Part of my UK Piers project. Tested with sim update 7.
  • Burnham - Burnham-on-sea, Somerset
    A handcrafted model of the shortest pier in the UK, Burnham Pier. Includes night lighting.
  • Clevedon - Clevedon, Somerset
    Includes night lighting and partial terrain re-modeling to make it sit better with the MSFS terrain.
  • Cromer - Norfolk
    Cromer Pier stands on the north Norfolk coast, approx 25 miles from Norwich. At the end of the pier, there is the Cromer Lifeboat station ready to serve those in peril out in the North sea. The pier is 151 meters long and was voted National Pier of the Year in 2015. Contains lighting so that you can find it at night too.
  • Deal - Kent
    Includes night lighting.
  • Eastbourne - East Sussex
    The pier was partly burnt in 2014 but I have left it intact.
  • Hastings - East Sussex
    A handcrafted model.
  • Paignton - Devon
    Contains night lighting.
  • Penarth - South Glamorgan
    Includes night lighting although the night lighting is not as good as I would have liked due to the current SDK not allowing live changes to be seen.
  • Ryde - Isle of Wight
    Includes night lighting.
  • Saltburn - North Yorkshire
    A handcrafted model of Saltburn pier and the adjacent funicular railway for MSFS. Includes animations and night lighting. This package will override the pier that exists within the ORBX Great Britain Central addon. Do not rename the folder of this package otherwise, it will not override the ORBX pier.
  • Sandown - Isle of Wight
    Includes night lighting.
  • Southport - Merseyside
    Southport Pier, at 1,109 meters long, is the second longest pier in the UK (after Southend Pier) and is unusual in that it extends inland to traverse a lake. Originally built in 1860 it has undergone many changes, like most piers, due to storm damage over the years.
  • Southwold - Suffolk
    The pier was built in 1900 for Steamship passengers to embark/disembark from. If you have never visited the current pier it is well worth stopping by if you are in the area as it has the wackiest entertainment in the shape of the "under the pier show". The model contains lighting so that you can find it at night too. This is part of a series of UK piers, so look out for others too!
  • St Annes - Lancashire
    St Annes Pier, south of Blackpool, Lancashire, UK. Includes night lighting.
  • Grand Pier - Teignmouth, Devon
    Most of the images I found to work with showed the pier in a state of refurbishment so for the time being that is how I have represented it. The end of the pier looks like some decking planks are missing during the works.
  • Walton-on-the-naze - Essex
    Walton Pier is 793 meters long and Is the second-longest pier in the UK. It has a large undercover amusement arcade that takes up most of the front portion of the pier. The Walton and Frinton Lifeboat is stationed near the pier head.
  • Grand Pier - Weston Super-Mare, Somerset
    Contains night lighting.
  • Worthing - Sussex
    A handcrafted model of Worthing Pier for MSFS.


Simply unzip the archive and move the contents (all of the subdirectories) of the UK Piers Files folder into your MSFS community folder.


This scenery add-on was developed by several developers including (and mainly) Keith Hackett and Kevin Base.  The release of this file on Fly Away Simulation was requested by the developers in previous email correspondence. 

Currently, the developers do not publish a public donation page or contribution link.  If this changes, we will add it to this listing.

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The content of the comments below are entirely the opinions of the individual posting the comment and do not always reflect the views of Fly Away Simulation. We moderate all comments manually before they are approved.

sterk03Fri, 05 Apr 2024 00:12:02 GMT

No Piers there are no .json files in the download so only Piers in the folder and MSFS 2020 will not run this file without???? Not sure how others are getting this to work. Thanks


Robert HetheringtonSun, 05 Sep 2021 10:16:49 GMT

I would love to see Blackpool's North, Central, and South Piers...and possibly the Big One rollercoaster, on Blackpool Pleasure Beach which at 65m and only 1 mile from Blackpool (Squires Gate) Airport is fitted with warning beacons.

Gary HaighMon, 08 Mar 2021 16:10:04 GMT

Piers do NOT show despite the fact that they show up in "Content Manager" within the Sim and they are also correctly inserted into the "Community folder"?

Mark RobinsonSat, 20 Feb 2021 16:12:21 GMT

Please can you create the 3 piers at Blackpool? They added the tower but not the piers.

Martin ConnorSat, 09 Jan 2021 16:08:56 GMT

As Brian Clark mentioned, Southend Pier is not only the longest pleasure pier but also a great navigation aid to find Southend Airport.

Ivan KolarikSat, 02 Jan 2021 20:49:52 GMT

The happy year 2021, I enjoy of FS. Thank you.

Keith HackettMon, 02 Nov 2020 18:24:47 GMT

Hi Kevin, I am currently modeling Hastings pier and intend to do others. Perhaps we could collaborate so that we don't overlap?

Regards Keith.

barnstormerSat, 17 Oct 2020 15:49:25 GMT

Hi, any chance of RYDE Pier? Thanks.

Gilles MouretteFri, 09 Oct 2020 16:52:41 GMT

Same here, installed it properly, it shows in MSFS Content, when I flew to both places they never appeared. Running 1.9.3.

Tony LawrenceFri, 25 Sep 2020 09:52:32 GMT

Followed the instructions to the letter but the piers failed to appear - also tried the default add-on technique from YouTube but still fail to appear. Not sure what else to try.

Brian ClarkSat, 19 Sep 2020 13:58:12 GMT

I would love it if you would include Southend pier in Essex as some stage. It is the longest pier in the world and needs recognition. Many thanks.

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