There are so many different ways to play with the lines in the image. If you shoot a jetty from a higher viewpoint the horizon level is different and you feel like standing on this thing. So it looks more natural to your eyes.
If you chose a wide lens you can create a long path to the horizon. That will create feelings of a long journey etc. If you use a telephoto lens the whole thing looks more dense like a miniature with a strong 3D-touch.
When you combine vanishing points with people you can create a special mood. In the left image this one person far away at the end of this long path. The shadow of the handrails create a strong guiding line that leads the eyes of the viewer to the very small subject at the end. In the right image the whole setting looks like taken from a SciFi movie adding some depth to the scene.
Vanishing points can be used in so many ways to create a certain story or mood. It can be a fantastic backdrop or the main thing in your photo. Just work the scene and try different angles (I love to do some yoga with my camera in the public).