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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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  • Not too big and a good place to take a rest from walking along the coast path. Good views on a sunny day and a good place to watch the boats out on the water  more »
  • Walking slowly and peacefully along the pier gives you time and to feel your surroundings, relax and sway with the motion of the ocean. Nothing else just peace  more »
  • spoke to a gentleman as we approached the pier to pay. told us about the lovely work volunteers have done to improve the pier. very interesting to read the wrecks the divers have found. lovely sunshin...  more »
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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