This Pier Friends website is where you may order a Plaque on the Pier. A Plaque Certificate
showing where your plaque has been placed on the Pier.and how you can be a part of
the Pier by joining the Swanage Pier Friends.
The Pier Friends always require volunteers for Gate duty and to work in the Pier
Shop. Telephone; 01929 425806 Even if you can only spare a couple of regular hours
a week, it would help.
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: Please enclose
cheque for £2.50 to include postage and packing. Cheques payable to 'Swanage Pier
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.
[ A comprehensive cover of Swanage including attractions
and accomodation ]
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.