Past Pirates




Save Swanage Pier Appeal

The inaugural Purbeck Pirate Festival took place on Friday 29th - Sunday 31st July.The Festival included pirate battles, live canons, Jack Sparrow, shanty singers, and we were delighted to welcome back the Shtandart 'Jolly Roger.' 

The event was a great success, attracting over 18,000 people and raising over £15,000 for the 'Save Swanage Pier' appeal. Thank you to everyone who took part and joined us for such a fun event! We are already planning for next year!!

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They're coming back.....

This year Swanage will be hosting its 2nd Purbeck Pirate Festival starting with the amazing Kids Disco on Friday 30th June at 6.30pm.

This is a charity event to support the 'Save Swanage Pier Appeal' and 'The Purbeck Admiral Nurse Appeal'

There is a fantastic line up including; Reenactment Battles, Sword Fighting, Canon Fire, Children's Magic Show, Beach School, Rhymetime and tours on the Frigart Shtandart. Over the weekend there will be Shanty Singers, Performers, Live Music and Storytelling for all ages. 

The whole weekend will be Pirate style so make sure you dress for the event!!


About Swanage Pier

Walk along Swanage Pier and you'll be walking in the foosteps of generations.

Whether you're diving, sailing, fishing or simply strolling, Swanage Pier offers something for everyone including, of course, the finest views of Swanage.

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The future of Swanage Pier is in the balance. Parts of
the structure, including 41 of the timber piles are in a
critical condition, putting the Grade II Listed Pier at risk
of collapse.

Swanage Pier Trust needs to raise £100,000 to
safeguard the future of the Pier. The Trust is making
good progress towards the target, but needs your help...


Please Support The Pier Appeal

We would like to sincerely thank everyone who has donated to the Pier Appeal

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Corporate Partners

Bluebird Care Dorset has become the first Pier Partner as part of the Save Swanage Pier Appeal  

Miles and Son - have become a Corporate Supporter of the 'Save Swanage Pier Appeal'  

Dorset Coastal Cottages - have supported Swanage Pier Trust as their nominated Charity for 2015 and 2016

Visit our Corporate Partners page