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SWANAGE has been chosen as PIER OF THE YEAR 2012 by the National Piers Society’s 650 members. It is the first time the Dorset Pier has won the award and is a worthy reward for the very active and enthusiastic Friends group who help run it.

Commenting on the award, National Piers Society President, Gavin Henderson, said: “Swanage’s lovely little pier has rightly captured our hearts and our votes to be awarded Pier Of The Year

No fewer than 22 different piers received nominations this year: BLACKPOOL NORTH (which recently changed hands) and CLEVEDON in North Somerset tied for second place.

A Huge Thank You goes out to all those Pier Volunteers who work tirelessly to enable the Pier to achieve this high award and to the Pierfriends for their continued support.

The Story of Swanage Pier by Olive Middleton

This ever popular and interesting booklet has now been updated and contains 12 pages of text and colour pictures depicting the Story of the Pier from 1895 to the present.

If you are unable to visit the Pier, then this book will provide you with much of the Pier History.
The Booklet is available from the Pier Shop or by post.

Further interesting information exists in the Pier Exhibition which is free and open every day during the summer and on weekends from November to April.


Useful Further Information

For tourists looking for Swanage accommodation try here!

Other Pier information will be found at: www.swanagepiertrust.com

Other Links; www.bluelinecruises.co.uk Cruise the Dorset Jurassic Coast

www.piers.co.uk National Piers Society

www.medwayqueen.co.uk Medway Queen Preservation Society

www.waverleyexcursions.co.uk The last Sea going Paddle Steamer in the World

swanagepierfriends.co.uk, 2017