Halfpenny Pier in Harwich is one of the Essex town’s main attractions with visitors enjoying a stroll along its Victorian wooden planks and taking in views of the river and the massive container ships using the nearby port of Felixstowe. The name Halfpenny Pier is derived from the original toll charged to users of the pier. Today in the summer months the pier has a number of outlets selling refreshments and drinks, whilst towards the end of the pier fishermen can be seen casting lines into the water.