Support Us

Swanage Pier looks as glorious today as it would have done over 100 years ago and is an essential part of our town’s unique Victorian heritage.

Situated at the beginning of Dorset’s World Heritage Jurassic Coast, it has given pleasure to generations of visitors and local residents. Swanage Pier is also a valuable marine habitat and an important centre for sub-aqua diving, angling and water sports and provides a regular summer boat service to Poole. The Pier attracts over 105,000 visitors each year.

The Swanage Pier Trust took control of the Pier at the end of 1994 with the aim of restoring and maintaining it for the benefit of residents and visitors alike. The Swanage Pier Trust is an independent registered charity and is not part of the local council. It costs approximately £200,000 each year to maintain Swanage Pier which makes your support vital for its future.

You can show your support by:

If you can support us by donating a prize for a fundraising event or an item off our wish list, please make contact with us.

If you would you like to support us by using the pier for an event, photo backdrop or as an art venue, please contact our Volunteer and Events Coordinator.

Don't Forget Gift Aid

Please fill in the Gift Aid section at the bottom of our various donation and sponsorship forms if you are a UK taxpayer. Swanage Pier will receive a further 25p for every £1 you donate, at no extra cost to you.

We are a charity, all income from entrance fees, membership, shop sales, plank sponsorship, legacies and donations all helps to maintain Swanage Pier