"The English Seaside at its best" Top 5 Page for this destination Swanage by Ken-out-of-Bath

Swanage Travel Guide: 44 reviews and 139 photos

Swanage Pier

Swanage is one of my favourite seaside towns that reminds you of a time gone by.

Although the town has plenty to keep everybody occupied there are none of the usual seaside attractions that turns an old town into a funfair.

The beach is clean, safe and inviting. There are lots of good, reasonably priced, cafes, restaurants and lots of great pubs!

There is also a good selection of campsites around the town or comfortable guest houses for those who prefer to rough it in style.

Something Old, Something New

One of the features of this wonderful town is its pier. So when the old pier eventually rotted away the town decided to build a new one.

Not a "New" new pier but an exact replica of the old one.

In this photo you can see where the old pier used to be with the new one alongside.

Pier Funding

In order to help fund the new pier people could buy a brass plate that is then fastened to a plank of the pier's decking.

It is still possible to buy a plate today so that you can declare your love for your partner, dog or favourite beer!

See www.swanagepiertrust.com for more information

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A wonderful place to visit in the summer
  • Cons:None at all
  • In a nutshell:Traditional English Seaside Town
  • Last visit to Swanage: Aug 2005
  • Intro Updated Aug 16, 2006
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  • sloughgal's Profile Photo
    May 30, 2007 at 5:52 AM

    I too love this town, thanx for a nice page :-)

  • jo104's Profile Photo
    May 14, 2007 at 8:40 AM

    I've been to Swanage a couple of times but still didn't manage to do a steam train trip, they have a huge fancy dress themed street party at new years

  • Jul 29, 2006 at 9:14 AM

    Hi Ken! Can't be too many Swanage pages on VT. Re the Globe, how far exactly is "eventually"? I mean, if should I ever venture that way it might be useful to know.. just so I'm wearing the right shoes... you know how it is, a girl likes to be prepared! :)


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