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Swanage Pier, Swanage

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Swanage Pier is a Victorian pier which extends into the southern end of Swanage Bay near the town of Swanage, in the south-east of Dorset. It was built in 1895 for passenger ship services. It is situated on the eastern coast of the Isle of Purbeck, approximately 6 1⁄4 miles (10.1 km) south of Poole and 25 miles (40 km) east of Dorchester in the United Kingdom.

An older pier, opened 1860, was used by local quarries to ship stone, but it fell into decline with only its timber piles remaining today.
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  • Great old fashioned seaside town. A lot less commercial than Weymouth. Lots of people crabbing. Pleasant walk and views  more »
  • It’s really just for fishing. Not a pier as I’d expect one and you can’t just walk along it, you have to pay. We didn’t bother.  more »
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  • Swanage is a beautiful bay looking from the Swanage Pier over to the old Harry's as they are called, the rocks right off the cliff end facing you. The Pier is old and a £1.50 will allow you to walk to the end. You can still take the Ferry across to Poole from Swanage or go on the Jurassic Cruise from the Pier, both lovely trips. Well worth a visit.
  • Swanage is a very pleasant typically English seaside resort. Plenty of sand for children to play on and the sea is generally very safe. Nice shops and cafes adorn the resort. Perfect for that lunchtime snack or evening meal. Plenty of car parking in the area. Clean, tidy and just throughly enjoyable is my view on Swanage.

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