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Swanage Pier

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Great views and refreshing sea air

The transformation to Marine Villas is very high spec,bringing history alive with good use of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Swanage Pier great time.

I love Swanage pier and now it has a new bar so you can enjoy a nice beer, glass of wine or coffee... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“loved ones”(8 reviews)
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All reviews small fee loved ones lovely stroll brass plaque watch the boats memorial plaques sea air lovely victorian sailing ship dive shop tall ship walk along plenty of seats scuba diving entrance fee lovely sunny day per adult
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The transformation to Marine Villas is very high spec,bringing history alive with good use of the space. The shop has the most beautiful gifts,the aquarium set into the wall an interesting collection of local fish and artefacts worth studying.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank penguinRomsey
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love Swanage pier and now it has a new bar so you can enjoy a nice beer, glass of wine or coffee and look out on the bay. Excellentt

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank shelby h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this pier the volunteers are so welcoming, I have been coming here for the last 65 years and I love the way it is being cared for and saved for future generations to see. Visit and make a donation, it is worth it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CaroleannRedditch
Reviewed November 10, 2018

Nicely restored Victorian era type pier which I think is the quintessential UK seaside pier. There is a pound per person "strolling" fee which goes to the restoration fund which we didn't mind paying as maintaining history is important. There are excellent views up towards...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bruce M
Reviewed November 8, 2018

Minimal entrance fee and lovely views. I really loved the plaques all along the pier. A great way to raise money to keep the pier going.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jane J
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Well looked after and run pier in a lovely seaside town. There’s a nice cafe, plenty of benches, lots of bronze plaques to read and of course, wonderful views. Plenty to see with boats mooring and the local diving school plus a little museum. A...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 989TinaW
Reviewed October 12, 2018

This is a pier that has retained it's olde-world charm. It has nothing much on it apart from the 1000 or so brass plaques set in the deck, but it's a nice 20 minute stroll to the end and back. It's a £1 to get...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Phil C
Reviewed October 1, 2018

A charming pier jutting out into the harbour. There is a small fee to access the pier but it’s all for a good cause, you can also visit the lovely cafe.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank waldorf53
Reviewed September 28, 2018

The pier is a must, we have a plaque there and go to check on it. The price has gone up considerably though and it’s now £1 to stroll, but well worth it.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lucille53
Reviewed September 26, 2018

We were here for the day only, so had to capture as much as possible in a short time, but the pier was a must, years ago I used to come her to SCUBA dive, not too much has changed, still as loverly as ever

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bigalw35
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Susan G
July 29, 2018|
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Response from Carole K | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I am not in Swanage now but was told that the pier was aiming to open late summer. I suggest you ring pier master to confirm or Swanage Tourist Information
Brian W
June 1, 2018|
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Response from RP-HebdenBridge | Reviewed this property |
They were there September 2018. I was told there are now 7001 and saw someone cleaning some with brasso
January 4, 2018|
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Response from RubyTaylor2017 | Reviewed this property |
yes on the high street. Dudley the bear was outside x