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Swanage Pier
South Coast

Pier Approach
Dorset, BH19 2AW
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Swanage's Victorian Pier is over 100 years old and offers beautiful views of Swanage Bay and the Jurassic Coast.

Walk along Swanage Pier and you’ll be walking in the footsteps of generations. Whether you’re diving, sailing, fishing or simply strolling, Swanage Pier offers something for everyone including, of course, the finest views of Swanage.Visit the 1985 Pier Cafe & Bistro and enjoy coffee and cake with a view. Open for evening meals you can watch the sun set over Swanage Bay. Discover the fascinating history of the Pier in the exhibition space and find that perfect souvenir of your visit in the shop. Thousands come to Swanage Pier to Scuba Dive under the wooden Pier framework or to board boats to other local dive destinations, including many wrecks lying in deeper water outside the bay. An area adjacent to the Pier has been buoyed off as a safe Diver Training Zone and with a depth of 5 meters Swanage Pier is a popular diving site for new and qualified divers.The far end of Swanage Pier is a popular spot to relax and have a days angling, with glorious views of the Isle of Wight.A full programme of passenger trips to and from Swanage Pier is available throughout the summer months. These range from full day cruises along the Jurassic Coast to shorter trips to view spectacular Old Harrys Rock and into Poole Harbour.