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Swanage Pier, Swanage

(4.2/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
Swanage's Victorian pier is over 100 years old and is one of two built, although it is the only one that survives complete today. The pier extends into the southern end of Swanage Bay near Swanage, a small town in the south east of Dorset, England. It is situated on the eastern coast of the Isle of Purbeck, approximately 10 km south of Poole and 40 km east of Dorchester in the United Kingdom.
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  • Didn't walk along here as the tide was brisk but at 90p just to walk along the pier seemed a bit steep, although it was towards renovations. 
  • This is a privately owned pier and the Volunteers work really hard to maintain it. The last time I visited, it was in a bad state of repair and now it's a quaint old pier, not to be missed. Many, many...  more »
  • Great views from the pier, but wet and windy when we went this time! Unfortunately the cafĂ© was closed and part of the pier closed to access 
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  • My first dive was in Swanage bay my second was under and around the pier, in 1971 and bought my first set of fins from Divers Down. I've since had many a great holiday and dive weekend's over the years, and often divert from Cornwall to Essex, I would call in even for SA few hours just to make sure it was not just a dream!! My last visit to the pier was in July 2016.on my way home from Cornwall. Had dinner in the Black Swan and home at midnight. Skipper Terry B X
  • A lovely way to enter Swanage disembarking the City Cruises boat from Poole. Lots of personal commemoration brass plaques set in the boardwalk by which private people can contribute to the upkeep of the pier.
  • A wonderful place to take in the majesty of Swanage bay and an unusual pier because there is land around three sides. A great programme of activities and a number of very interesting visitors during the summer season.
  • Lovely pier, and the staff are fantastic.. except for the pier master! - What a total prick! An ex Met copper who uses phrases like " It is a condition of entry to the pier you obey all commands instructed by the pier master" Which incidentally isnt noted on the entrance or website! Personally if he slipped off the end of the pier I would chuck him a breeze block rather than a life ring! - Wind your neck in, realise it is the public paying your wages and be more civiil, or simply bugger off back to London as we dont need your sort here!
  • Great Pier well worth a walk if in swanage