WELCOME to the BOURNEMOUTH-SWANAGE MOTOR ROAD AND FERRY COMPANY website.
The company operates the "Bramble Bush Bay" chain ferry that crosses the entrance to Poole Harbour between Sandbanks
and Shell Bay.
The shortest route connecting BOURNEMOUTH and POOLE with SWANAGE.
Saving over 25 miles on a return journey from Poole to Swanage.
The service runs daily (see timetable), weather and other circumstances permitting,
except for times when the vessel is undergoing refit (every two years, usually around October/November).
Carrying pedestrians, pedal or motor cycles, cars and light vans, goods vehicles / camper vans,
buses and coaches. For REDUCED PRICES, please see the discount page - for day rates please see tolls page.
The present ferry, "Bramble Bush Bay", came into service in January 1994,
it is the fourth ferry to operate this service since the Bournemouth-Swanage Motor Road
and Ferry Company came into being in July 1923 following an Act of Parliament.
The ferry, 242 feet in length, has a nominal capacity of 48 cars.
Propulsion is diesel-hydraulic.