To provide you with the best experience, cookies are used on this site. Find out more here.

Allow cookies

Follow Visit Dorset

Welcome to the Itinerary Planner. Use this tool to build your own journey or choose from an exciting range of specially selected tours.

To build your own Itinerary, click Add to Excursion to add an item to your Itinerary basket.

  • Change Language

Swanage Pier

Pier Approach
BH19 2AW

Add Swanage Pier to your Itinerary

  • Swanage Pier video
  • swanage pier early light
  • swanage pier cafe - 1859 pier cafe and bistro
  • Swanage Pier
  • view from swanage pier

Telephone: +44 01929 425806

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.

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

Telephone: +44 01929 425806



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
  • Very Good
  • Average
  • Poor
  • Terrible

Recent Reviews:

  • Lilian_dreis
    Sao Paulo, SP
    A calm and quiet place in the winter
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 10th October 2019
    If you want to have some rest in January, go to Swanage in January. This small coast city in England is the best place to be far from everything. Read full review
  • wtpsg121
    Stroll on pier
    3 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 12th October 2019
    Took a stroll on the pier . As it had been restored would have liked to see info on the restoration as we went for stroll. Interesting reading the plaque messages and the divers place had very... Read full review
  • Angie B
    Corby, United Kingdom
    Pier Visit
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 17th October 2019
    We always like to have a stroll along the pier in all holiday resorts that we visit. There is an entrance fee for this one, lovely views not the best as the weather was very dull. Lots of plaques to... Read full review



  • 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

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.

Telephone: +44 01929 425806


Saturday, 26th October 2019 - Sunday, 27th October 2019

Light up Swanage Pier
more info

Monday, 28th October 2019 - Monday, 28th October 2019

Tuesday, 29th October 2019 - Tuesday, 29th October 2019

Saturday, 2nd November 2019 - Saturday, 2nd November 2019

Swanage Pier History Walks
more info

Tuesday, 29th October 2019 - Tuesday, 29th October 2019

The Handwritten Letter Appreciation Society at Swanage Pier
more info

Monday, 28th October 2019 - Sunday, 3rd November 2019

Halloween Fun on Swanage Pier
more info

What's Nearby

  1. Swanage Museum and Heritage Centre

    Containing information on the history, geology and geography of the town and surrounding…

    0.17 miles away
  2. Swanage Beach Huts

    Swanage Beach huts are let daily, weekly or longer term. Hire a beach hut, and your…

    0.33 miles away
  3. Swanage Railway

    Enjoy a nostalgic steam-train ride on the Purbeck line. Steam trains run for most of the…

    0.38 miles away
  1. Durlston Country Park National Nature Reserve

    Countryside, cliffs, sea and wildlife. The Castle Visitor Centre has exhibits,…

    0.84 miles away
  2. Studland Bay

    A glorious slice of natural coastline in Purbeck featuring a four-mile stretch of golden,…

    2.97 miles away
  3. Corfe Castle

    Adults and children alike will be captivated by the romantic Corfe Castle ruins and it's…

    5.22 miles away
  4. Brownsea Island

    A beautiful island with wonderful views, history & wildlife including rare red squirrels…

    5.64 miles away
  5. The Blue Pool

    A unique Pool varying in colour from green to turquoise, surrounded by 25 acres of pine…

    6.87 miles away
  6. Museum of Jurassic Marine Life - The Etches Collection

    The finest single collection of Late Jurassic age fossils in Britain, housed in a purpose…

    7.37 miles away
  7. Dorset Pass

    A sightseeing pass that will gain you free entry into various attractions across Dorset…

    7.4 miles away
  8. Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum

    The Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum houses important collections of paintings,…

    8.41 miles away
  9. The Rex Cinema

    125 seat Cinema and Theatre, often hosting special event evenings. Family Film Matinees…

    8.82 miles away
  10. Tower Park Entertainment Centre

    The South Coast’s leading entertainment centre with Cinema, Bowling, Children's Soft Play…

    9.59 miles away
  11. Lemur Landings

    Explore leap, run, climb and play to the max
    Childrens play zone

    9.61 miles away
  12. Splashdown Poole

    Splashdown is the South's Ultimate Waterpark. In winter there is a choice of 8 fantastic…

    9.61 miles away
Previous Next

Search What's Nearby

Product Type
Within miles

Follow Visit Dorset