Photo by Andy Farrer - Lens Flair

Filming on the Pier


Swanage Pier is available to use for a wide range or media services.

Filming and Advertisments
Over the years Swanage Pier has been the star of a number of different films and television programmes.

These include.

1982 The Two Ronnies "By The Sea"  (scroll down page to watch)

1997 Oscar Wilde

1998 Tess of The D'urbervilles

If you would like to apply for permission to film on Swanage Pier please contact us with the following information:

Date and Time of filming

Number of hours required

Number in crew

Lead Name

Summary of filming content


Swanage Pier presents the photographer with year round opportunites, from the impressive Victorian wind shelter at dawn to the atmospheric ruins of old Swanage Pier, shrouded in early morning mist.
Beneath the pier is an underwater photographer’s paradise, offering a wide variety of marine life to photograph. It is amazing how the scene here can change at different times of day, with the evening sun in summer streaming through under the south side of the pier in spectacular shafts of brilliant light.


Wedding photography
Please make prior arrangements for this with the Pier Manager . A donation to Swanage Pier Trust is appreciated.

Marriage Proposals
Swanage Pier is very popular for that extra special marriage proposal and you could mark the day with a commemorative brass plaque for everyone to see.
Special Events
Throughout the year there are a number of organised events please see our Events Calendar for updates

Private Hire
Swange Pier can be hired for special events, from filming and photography to memorial services, and everything in between.


"By The Sea" - filmed on Swanage Pier in 1982 before the most recent restoration work

Panoramic View of Swanage Pier