Swanage Pier

Swanage

Overview

A friendly, colourful seaside town with an award winning beach, amazing chalk pillars of Old Harry's Rocks and a very English Victorian pier.

What makes it special

  • Classic British seaside destination

Hostels nearby

Swanage

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Map references

OS Grid Ref: SZ028787

Lat/Lng: 50.608277, -1.960769

Contact information

Other things to do nearby

Steam train

Swanage Steam Railway

Explore the beautiful countryside around Swanage on the old steam trains that chuff along to Corfe Castle and beyond. Visit the website

Theatre

Mowlem Theatre

Opened in 1967, the Mowlem Theatre is situated on the sea front at Swanage and has over 200 film productions a year as well as 60-100 nights of live theatre.

Cycling in Swanage

Cycling in Swanage

Cycling is very popular in Dorest, thatched villages and quiet lanes make it easy to get off the beaten track and explore the tranquil terrain. Here the pace is leisurely and the going is easy.

Studland Beach

Studland Beach and Nature Reserve

One of the UK’s finest beaches and extensive nature reserve. Enid Blyton lived here, so look for Policeman Plod’s thatched cottage!

Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle

Uncover the secrets of Dorset's iconic medieval monument and discover how royalty, warfare and nature have shaped the castle.

Brownsea Island

Brownsea Island

The perfect day’s adventure, this island wildlife sanctuary is easy to get to but feels like another world from the moment you step ashore. The island sits in the middle of Poole Harbour, with dram

Arne Nature Reserve (RSPB)

Arne Nature Reserve (RSPB)

A special landscape where you can enjoy the vast open heathland with an opportunity for bird watching. A fantastic place for family walks at any time of year.  One of the few places in

Bournemouth

Bournemouth

Serious shopping and entertainment centre.  Tethered balloon flights, great beaches and top concerts throughout the year. Visit the Bournemouth website

Mountain Biking in Swanage

Mountain Biking in Swanage

There are some great routes including Chalk Ridge between Corfe Castle and Old Harry Rocks, it's quite steep at first but suitable for all levels and there's stunning views on either side.

Watersports in Litton Cheney

Watersports in Litton Cheney

This lovely area is great for water sports. The Jurassic Kayak Tours offer accompanied treks past Durdledoor and to the East and West of the cove.

Monkey World, group of orangutans on a branch

Monkey World

160 rescued and endangered apes and monkeys including chimps and orangutans. Talks throughout the day and Great Ape play area for kids. Visit the website  

The Tank Museum

The Tank Museum

Our exhibitions tell the story of armoured warfare from World War One to the present day.