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RockReef Activity Centre & Pier Zip

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 RockReef are extremely excited to announce that the PierZip will re-open on Saturday 11th July. The PierZip is located at the end of Bournemouth Pier and is the world’s first pier to shore zip wire! You climb the tower at the end of the pier and launch yourself off the platform, zip surfing 250 metres out over the sea, landing on the beach below.

Extra measures have been put in place to ensure everyone has an amazing ride, as safely as possible in the ‘new normal’

• REDUCED SESSION SIZES – Session sizes have been reduced to make social distancing easier.

• BOOK ONLINE & SAVE – Pre-booking your PierZip experience online will avoid unnecessary waiting in reception and will save you money! All on-line bookings receive free pier toll entry.

• FACE COVERINGS – A hygiene screen has been installed on reception and all staff will be wearing face visors. We’d love you to wear a face covering but it’s not essential. If you decide to wear one, please bring your own. We just ask that it fits securely with no loose material. Unfortunately, we can’t allow anyone to ride with a scarf or balaclava as we want you to have a safe and fun experience! Face mask are available to purchase if required.

• SOCIAL DISTANCING – When you visit, you will see new signage to guide you and help you to keep your distance.

• ENHANCED CLEANING – We will ask all our guests to use the hand sanitiser provided on entry and our staff will be cleaning more regularly with frequent cleaning of all regular touch points such as door handles and railings.

• CONTACTLESS PAYMENTS – Contactless payments will be encouraged whilst on site.

More detailed information on the steps being taken to help protect guests and employees are available on the website


If you’re looking for a fun, adrenaline fuelled day out for all the family, visit RockReef, the all year all weather exciting attraction located on the iconic Bournemouth Pier!

Marketing Manager Sarah Hunter advised, “Go climbing in RockReef or challenge yourself with a ride on PierZip, the world’s first pier to shore zip wire. Then top it all off with a tasty snack in RockReef café or a delicious lunch in Key West Bar & Grill next door, whilst admiring the stunning coastal views which we are so proud of. Key West Bar & Grill have a USA inspired menu with many dishes for every appetite, including some new vegan additions!

There is a huge range of exciting activities to suit all ages from 4 – 94! Inside you will find 28 individually themed climbing walls, each with challenges to suit beginners through to the more experienced. There is a stairway to heaven climbing challenge, sure to test your balance and a HighLine aerial obstacle course which consists of wooden obstacles suspended 20ft above the ground. If you make it around the first time, you can take on the challenge again – blindfolded! There is a Pier Cave where you can worm your way through lots of twists and turns and even find the hidden ball pits!

For the more adventurous, there are two adrenaline activities that are sure to test your courage, you could test yourself on the Vertical Slide which is sure to get your heart racing as you are pulled to the top and then plunge down as gravity takes over! The most challenging activity inside RockReef is the Leap of Faith, you climb a 20ft pole and walk the plank, you then leap from the plank to try and catch a bag suspended in front of you.

You can have an even bigger adventure with the Ultimate Adventure Ticket, which combines all of RockReef’s indoor activities; Clip ‘n Climb, Pier Cave, HighLine, Leap of Faith and Vertical Slide for 2 hours of fun! All this for £29 per person. Or upgrade your Clip ‘n Climb session and try a PierZip ride too, for only £15 in the summer season and £10 during the winter season.

Outside is the awesome PierZip, the first pier to shore zip wire in the world! Climb the 60ft tower at the end of the pier, then launch yourself off the platform and zip surf 250 metres over the sea to land on the beach below. A dual line means you can go two at a time and race each other to the end!

RockReef is perfect for all groups offering team building for corporate groups, adrenaline fuelled Hen and Stag Dos, curriculum linked school visits and fantastic kid’s birthday parties! Local sports teams and youth groups, such as Scouts, Girl Guides, Cadets and Boys Brigade can get a great discount with ‘Fun Day Out’ group packages. RockReef also provide RockStars after school club every Tuesday and Wednesday during term time.

Opening Times: Open 7 days a week, check website for session times and availability.

Guide Prices

You can now have an even bigger adventure with the newly launched ‘RockReef Ultimate Adventure Ticket’, which combines all of RockReef’s indoor activities; Clip ‘n Climb, Pier Cave, HighLine, Leap of Faith and Vertical Slide. All this for £29 per person. Upgrade your Clip ‘n Climb session and try a PierZip ride too, for only £15 in the summer season and only £10 during the winter season.

Opening Times

Opening Times (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Jan 2021)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 19:00*

* **CORONAVIRUS UPDATE - Check opening days and times direct as this is subject to change**

Opening Times: Open 7 days a week, check website for session times and availability.
Opening times can vary depending on the season. If you would like to book a specific date and time, please check our website.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


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    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    From the A338 Wessex Way, follow the Brown signs to the beaches or BIC.


    The closest pay & display car parks are just a few minutes walk to RockReef: Bath Road North & south Car Parks – 0.2 miles BIC Car Park – 0.2 miles Winter Gardens Car Park – 0.3 miles Beacon Road Car Park – 0.3 Miles Eden Glen Car Park – 0.3 Miles.

    Public Transport Directions

    By Coach

    Coaches can drop passengers off in the turning area next to the BIC, a short two minute walk from RockReef.

    By Rail

    The closest railway station is Bournemouth – 1.5 miles away.

    By Air

    The closest airport is Bournemouth – 6.5 miles away.

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