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Swanage Pier


Pier Approach
BH19 2AW

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Telephone:+44 01929 425806

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Guide Prices

Adult £1.50
Child (5-14 years accompanied by paying adult) FREE

Diving Rate:
Heritage Diving Charge £1.50

Fishing Rates:
Adult £4.00
Junior £1.00



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
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Recent Reviews:

  • Scarlett W
    Traditional seaside pier in pretty seaside town
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 10th August 2019
    Lovely pier, token payment towards upkeep at entrance which is totally understandable. Wooden pier studded with metal memorandum tags, a nice touch. Lots of seating, access to boat trips etc. Great... Read full review
  • AK_1879
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Don't bother
    1 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 15th August 2019
    Rip off. There is nothing to see and it's boring. Prices have gone up and there is literally nothing there. Read full review
  • mikem-chaweng
    Chaweng, Thailand
    Welll maintained traditional pier
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 18th August 2019
    Great walk over the sea on a summer's day - traditional pier with views across the bay all the way to the Isle of Wight Read full review


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Map & Directions

Road Directions

From Bournemouth/Poole via ferry (01929 450203 From the Ferry take the B3351 through Studland Village.  After approx. ½ mile, turn left onto the Ulwell Road, signposted Swanage.

From Bournemouth/Poole via road: Take the A35 to Bakers Arms roundabout. Take 1st exit onto A351, signposted Wareham.  Follow signs for Corfe Castle and Swanage.

From Dorchester: Take the A352 signposted Wareham. At Worgret roundabout, take 3rd exit onto A351, signposted Corfe Castle and Swanage.

From Weymouth: Take the A353 signposted Wareham. At Warmwell roundabout, take 3rd exit onto A352, signposted Wareham. At Worgret roundabout, take 3rd exit onto A351, signposted Corfe Castle and Swanage.

Swanage Pier is situated at the southern end of Swanage Bay. Park on the Pier or in nearby Broad Road Car Park.

Public Transport Directions

From the west: the nearest mainline railway station is Wareham (on the London Waterloo to Weymouth line). Catch the number 40 bus from Wareham Railway Station to Swanage Bus/Railway Station. At times when the Swanage Railway is running: Travel on the number 40 bus to Corfe Castle (East Street stop) then catch the steam train from Corfe Castle Station to Swanage. Tel: 01929 425800 or visit their website:

From the east: Catch the train to Bournemouth Railway Station then transfer to the number 50 bus to Swanage Bus/Railway Station.



  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop
  • Tea Rooms


  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities
  • Dog Friendly
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Event Venue
  • On-site parking or valet parking
  • On-site Restaurant/Cafe
  • Open All Year
  • Picnic Area
  • Shop
  • Tea / Coffee Shop
  • Toilets

Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Outdoor Attraction

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (charge) - Parking spaces on the pier are limited and are offered on a first come first served basis. Reservations are not accepted and spaces tend to fill up quickly, particularly in the summer months, so we advise early arrival. We charge a daily parking fee which varies depending on the season. Your entry and parking fees help to contribute to the on-going restoration work on Swanage Pier.

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

Opening Times

2019 Opening (1 January 2019 - 31 December 2019)

* Swanage Pier is open daily all year round (except Christmas Day). The shop and cafe operate seasonal hours.

Summer (April – September)
During the summer months Swanage Pier is normally open from 9am-5pm weekdays and 7am to 5pm at the weekend.

Winter (October - March)
Swanage Pier is normally open daily from 9am to 4pm, or some days at 3pm during December, January and February.


Sunday, 25th August 2019 - Sunday, 25th August 2019

Introduction to Pier Fishing Lessons
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Wednesday, 21st August 2019 - Wednesday, 21st August 2019

Thursday, 29th August 2019 - Thursday, 29th August 2019

Swanage Pier History Walks
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Wednesday, 4th September 2019 - Wednesday, 4th September 2019

Swanage Pier History Walks
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Saturday, 24th August 2019 - Saturday, 24th August 2019

Music on Swanage Pier
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Wednesday, 28th August 2019 - Wednesday, 28th August 2019

Yoga on the Pier
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Wednesday, 21st August 2019 - Sunday, 1st September 2019

Underwater Photograph Exhibition on Swanage Pier
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