Canvas Print of Bench on Penarth Pier looking out over the Bristol Channel. Penarth Pier is a popular pier for a stroll out to improve the views of the nearby islands in the Bristol Channel There is also a food and drink stall about half way along! The views from the pier extend right out over the Bristol Channel. On a clear day you can see Flatholm and Steepholm, and maybe Lundy. These are all islands in the Bristol Channel.