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Swanage Pier looks as glorious today as it would have done over 100 years ago and is an essential part of Swanage’s unique Victorian heritage.
Situated at the eastern end of Dorset’s World Heritage Jurassic Coast, it has given pleasure to generations of holidaymakers and locals and continues to provide moorings for some of the world’s historic sailing ships and other vessels. Swanage Pier is also a valuable marine habitat and an important centre for sub-aqua diving, angling and water sports and provides a regular summer boat service to Poole.
Find out about the Tale of Two Piers in Swanage in the Fine Foundarion Visitor Centre and have a bite to eat in the 1859 Pier Cafe & Bistro.
The Swanage Pier Trust took control of the Pier Company at the end of 1994 with the aim of restoring and maintaining it for the benefit of residents and visitors alike.
Swanage Pier Trust must raise £200,000 each year to cover the pier's running and maintenance costs. This makes your support vital to the future of Swanage Pier and you can donate towards their fundraising via their website.
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* 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.
Child (5-14 years accompanied by paying adult) FREE
Annual Pass (membership with Friends of Swanage Pier) £24.00
Heritage Diving Charge £1.50
From Bournemouth/Poole via ferry (01929 450203 www.sandbanksferry.co.uk): 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.
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: www.swanagerailway.co.uk
From the east: Catch the train to Bournemouth Railway Station then transfer to the number 50 bus to Swanage Bus/Railway Station.
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