After World War 2, the Hotel was auctioned off as one lot with the break-up of the Seagrove Estate.
It continued as the ‘Pier Hote’l until the late 1960’s when it changed hands and was re-named ‘The Halland’. Some upgrading of facilities were made and a night-club added. A road was constructed behind the hotel - prior to this new road, access to the houses facing Seagrove Bay was by passing in front of the hotel and vehicles would often park in front of the hotel to give their occupants a fine view of the Solent.
But the old building just wasn’t suitable as a modern English, sea-side hotel and in 1973 it was demolished with great talk of replacing it with a modern, luxury hotel.
Over the years, the area remained derelict and changed ownership a number of times, eventually the site was developed as housing.
See also: Seaview - Pier Hotel Seaview - Defunct Hotels
(By Admin: last updated - 15 Feb 2021)