Frequently Asked Questions

They're frequently asked. Now they're answered...

What time does the Pier open?
Opening times vary from winter to summer. Click here for more information.

Can I park at the Pier?
You can, but places are limited and we're unable to take bookings. See the Opening and Parking page for more details.

What are your admission prices?
See our strolling prices - we have different fees for diving and fishing.

Can we get something to eat and drink at the Pier?
Yes - see our Cafe page for more details and a menu.

Is Swanage Pier suitable for a school visit?
It is not only suitable but we actively encourage educational visits. See the Learning page for more information.

Does the Pier hold events?
Yes. See the Events page for more details.

Is the Pier run by the Council?
No. Swanage Pier is not run by any local authority. It is run by the Swanage Pier Trust and relies completely on charitable donations for its upkeep.

What about tide times?
You can find tide times at the foot of this page. Always check them before planning a diving or fishing trip.