1856 – A 100ft wooden jetty was completed.
1861 – The jetty was replaced in by a 1000ft wooden pier.
1876 – A storm rendered the structure unfit for steamers and it was demolished.
1877 – A temporary structure was put in place.
1880 – At a cost of £21,600, the new Bournemouth Pier was opened by the lord mayor of London in August 1880.
1885 – Covered shelters and a bandstand were added.
1894 & 1905 – Extensions were added increasing the piers length to 1,000ft.
1950 – The pier head was reconstructed.
1960 – A substructure was built to hold the new pier theatre.
1979 – Work commenced to re build the pier after corrosion damage was found and cost £1.7 million.
2006 – Operation of the pier was taken over by Openwide International Ltd.
2011 – It was announced that the pier theatre would close.
2013 – In November plans were approved for a zip wire and indoor attractions with work due to commence in January 2014.
2014 – In May the new RockReef indoor adventure attraction opened, with 25 climbing walls, an aerial obstacle course, Pier Cave, Vertical Slide, Leap of Faith jumping challenge and a café. Then in September 2014 the world’s first pier-to-shore zip wire opened.