Swanage Boat Park

Peveril Boat Park Temporary Closure

The Town Council is unable to accept bookings for the boat park at the present time and this is because the RNLI are currently in the process of rebuilding their boathouse adjacent to Peveril Boat Park. Works commenced in November 2014 and space is required at the boat park for a compound for the contractors, and also to house the Inshore Lifeboat whilst the works are taking place.

This action will pose a significant risk of disruption to boat park users, including potential health and safety problems. Unfortunately, the decision was therefore made to close the boat park at the end of the summer season 2014, and until the works are complete.


However, please note, the boat park slipway will remain open to the public during the works. 

Temporary closures of the slipway may be required from time to time and these will be advertised via a new webpage which has been developed by the local RNLI Team. Please see: www.swanageboatpark.co.uk where you can sign up to receive email notifications. Details will also be posted on Twitter, please see: @swanageboatpark.


It is hoped that two weeks’ notice of any closures will be given via the above channels, as well as on signs to be placed in Broad Road.


Trailer storage facilities will be made available at North Beach car park whilst the boat park is closed. The storage area will not be fenced off but there will be appropriate signage in place to indicate the allocated area. Repair works are currently being undertaken at the car park so this arrangement will not be operational until the May 2015 Half Term Holiday.


It is anticipated that the boat park will remain closed for approximately 18 months and will re-open in Spring 2016. We apologise for any inconvenience this closure may cause.


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 here for a map.

Bookings to launch (or store, when the boat park re-opens in 2016) your boat at the boat park can be made by contacting the Tourist Information Centre on 01929 422885. Launch and storage fees can be found here.

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.