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Swanage Pier, Swanage

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Pier / Boardwalk Tourist Spot
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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  • Lovely pier, and the staff are fantastic.. except for the pier master! - What a total plonker! An ex Met copper who uses phrases like " It is a condition of entry to the pier you obey all commands ins...  more »
  • Walked on pier nice views but not a lot else apart from one shop and people fishing it cost £1 to go on it  more »
  • Typical pier. Nice stroll with toilets and a small cafe and shop. Good local information on local ship wrecks display  more »
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  • Lovely town! Lovely sea view..! The pier its a fantastic location and provides a fantastic view for some fantastic photos.
  • Brilliant staff, lovely pier and great little shop/cafe museum. The cafe is a lovely place for a cup of tea.
  • 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.
  • Beautiful place and clean beach
  • 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

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