Swanage Boat Park


Update - December 2017

The Town Council is pleased to announce that it has recently appointed JFT Construction as the contractor for the Swanage Boat Park improvement works. JFT will be starting work on stabilising the Boat Park at Peveril Point from 15th January 2018.

Work is planned to take three to four months, depending on weather conditions and what the contractors find once they start to dig into the ground. Due to these unknowns the Council is currently unable to provide an opening date for boat storage, however, all being well it is anticipated that it will be open for the summer of 2018. A meeting is planned with the contractors mid-February when the Council should be in a better position to provide an opening date.

Next year payments for boat park facilities will be primarily made online, which will make payment easier for you and the Council. Also of note is that an annual ticket for boat launch only is being considered, which may be of interest to those who wish to use the slipway but not the boat storage facilities.

Please accept the Town Council's apologies for the delay in re-opening the Boat Park after the collapse of the retaining wall, however this has been quite a significant capital project for the Council at a cost of £250,000.

Wishing you all a Happy New Year.

Kind regards

Culvin Milmer
Visitor Services Manager and Business Development Officer
Swanage Town Council


If you would like to have your name added to the mailing list to receive early notice of the reopening of the park, please complete and submit the ‘Expression of Interest’ form below, this will ensure that your request will be formally lodged/acknowledged.

Once we have a definitive date for the reopening of the boat park we will formally write to all those on our mailing list.

We look forward to hearing from you.


For future updates regarding the boat park, please visit this webpage, and the Swanage Information Centre Facebook page


Boat Park update November 2017

Boat Park update - 26th May 2017  &  Boat Park information leaflet - 26th May 2017


Expression of Interest Form

Swanage Boat Park Application Form
House Number/Name
Email address
Contact Number
Boat Details
Name of boat
Preferred boat grid number (please enter 'X' if unknown)
Length of boat/trailer
Type of permit required
Please enter the text as shown in the box


Boat Park

Swanage Town Council Boat Park is situated off Peveril Point Road. Turn left off Seymer Road and carry on through Broad Road Car Park. Click on the link for a map of the area.

Bookings to launch (or store, when the boat park re-opens in 2017) your boat at the boat park can be made by contacting the Swanage Information Centre on 01929 766018.

Launch and storage fees.

All users of the boat park and slipway must be aware of the boat park regulations. Please take the time to review these. Thank you.



Situated on the foreshore you will find Swanage District Angling Club and also the boat house for Swanage Lifeboat. Both inshore and off shore boats are housed here. For information on the lifeboat, crew and latest news, please visit their website on www.swanagelifeboat.org.uk .


Fishermen’s Huts

Swanage Town Council’s Fisherman’s Huts are also situated on the foreshore. There are 19 huts that local fishermen can rent from the Town Council, enabling them to have ample storage for nets and equipment whilst having easy access to the sea.

The huts are numbered from 1 – 20, missing out No. 13 as this is considered unlucky for fishermen! There is currently a waiting list for these huts, if you are a registered fisherman and are interested in going on the list, please contact the Town Hall on 01929 423636 or e-mail admin@swanage.gov.uk.