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Swanage Pier

Type:Pier

Pier Approach
Swanage
Dorset
BH19 2AW

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Telephone:+44 01929 425806

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Guide Prices

Adult £1.00
Child (5-14 years accompanied by paying adult) FREE

Diving Rate:
Heritage Diving Charge £1.50

Fishing Rates:
Adult £4.00
Junior £1.00

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    228
  • Very Good
    146
  • Average
    45
  • Poor
    11
  • Terrible
    5

Recent Reviews:

  • jlindajen2427
    Northampton, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    A lovely stroll
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 20th April 2019
    We took a lovely stroll along Swanage pier to visit the two plaques placed there in memory of a much missed brother and brother in law. The sun was shining and despite the hustle, bustle and the... Read full review
  • Salvia100
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Traditional
    3 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 21st April 2019
    Lovely Victorian construction, now with a cafe and bistro! When in town it’s worth a visit It’s cheap to! Just a few pence to enter with the money going to help keep the pier up and running it’s a... Read full review
  • Twinskimum
    Surrey
    Trip Type:
    Family
    The most boat unfriendly spot in Dorset
    1 of 5 stars
    Monday, 22nd April 2019
    Do not try to pull up here to try to drop someone off, we didn’t want to tie up. Just to literally pull alongside whilst someone jumped onto the pier. This is not allowed, as a right old jobsworth... Read full review

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

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.

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: 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.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • 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

Catering

  • 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.

Related

Tuesday, 4th June 2019 - Tuesday, 4th June 2019

Creative Writing and Poetry on the Pier
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Tuesday, 30th July 2019 - Tuesday, 30th July 2019

Creative writing & Poetry on the Pier
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Saturday, 11th May 2019 - Saturday, 11th May 2019

Pause at the Pier - Mindfulness Walk
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Tuesday, 14th May 2019 - Tuesday, 14th May 2019

Pause at the Pier - Mindfulness Walk
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Saturday, 22nd June 2019 - Saturday, 22nd June 2019

Pause at the Pier - Mindfulness Walk
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Saturday, 25th May 2019 - Saturday, 25th May 2019

Make your own Pirate Mask
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Sunday, 26th May 2019 - Sunday, 26th May 2019

Pirate Magic Show
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