These timber piles are all that remain of the old wooden pier at Swanage, built between 1859 and 1861 for the local stone quarrying industry. A tramway used to run along the pier, and the old tracks are still visible on the seafront walkways. The second pier was opened about 1897, and is visible beyond the timber piles. The cliffs at Ballard Point are beyond the pier.
Swanage, Dorset, UK