Swanage Boat Park Update - 26th May 2017

26 May 2017


Swanage Boat Park is closed but the slipway is OPEN.

As you will be aware, the Boat Park at Peveril Point is currently closed for the storage of boats. During the re-laying of the tarmac in April 2017, it became apparent that the land underneath the park has subsidence issues, and major remedial work is required to underpin and ensure it is fit for the future.

Our surveyors have undertaken a survey of the site and are finalising their report. Any decision will then need to be approved by Town Council members, and the funding identified, before any contract for the work can be awarded. We anticipate that the park will re-open by the winter. It is unlikely to re-open during this summer season.

However, the slipway remains open and we have a small number of trailer spaces available at the park, with a further four spaces available at North Beach car park. The daily launch cost will be £21.00 (£15.25 for those with resident permits), and £7.00 for daily trailer storage (£5.25 for those with residents permits). It is the same price for trailers at the boat park and North Beach car park. Trailer spaces are only available for daily launches.

Daily launch fees can be paid in advance by contacting 01929 422885, although we are unfortunately unable to take advance payment for trailer storage as it will be subject to availability. I attach a leaflet which provides some basic information. As of today we also have a Boat Park Attendant operating at the site who will be there to provide information and take payments. Currently this is cash only, but a card payment system will be up and running in due course.

The Council is clearly disappointed that it has been unable to make the Boat Park fully operational for the 2017 season, however, we hope that the arrangements we have put in place will at least enable you to use the facility in a safe manner.

The location of North Beach Car Park can be found here

Kind regards

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

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