Swanage Beach Purbeck Dorset

Swanage Beach PurbeckThe beach at Swanage is a long sandy beach which extends from the centre of Swanage all the way to the foot of the Ballard Down. There is a popular end of the beach with amusements and cafes and a quieter end where you can get some sandy beach all to yourself.

Throughout the summer there are numerous events and sources of entertainment for the family including a traditional Punch and Judy show and the Swanage Regatta and Carnival.

There is a deeply ingrained sailing culture and rowing culture in Swanage so you will often sea the Swanage Rowing Club practicing or racing in the bay. Regular sailing races are run by Swanage Sailing Club so their are often a colourful display of sails visible from the beach.

Sea Rowing at Swanage BeachIn the dusk and evenings the beach is still popular as a place to walk and admire the last of the sun shimmering on the sea. A promenade runs behind the beach from Swanage Pier in the South towards Ballard Down in the north and it is a pleasant walk for the evenings when you will be joined by a number of others, both local and visiting, who will be doing the same thing.

Swanage Beach DorsetThere is are two large car park in Swanage, one along Victoria Avenue and one near Swanage Pier.

Notices explain beach safety are found at Swanage Beach. It is important to read about the local conditions and how to stay safe. Public toilets are available at several locations along Swanage Beach.

Getting There: Swanage is on the East coast of Purbeck just south of Studland. The main road from Wareham to Swanage will take you right to the beach. Alternatively, if you are coming from Poole or Bournemouth there is a chain link ferry from Sandbanks to Studland. Go through the village of Studland and from there there are clear signposts to Swanage.

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Swanage Beach Holiday Cottages

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Seascape Cottage

Purbeck & Dorset » Swanage

£282 - £845

New Cottage; Sleeps 6 in 3 bedroom
Seascape stands within a stones throw of the sea and enjoys lovely open sea views from several rooms. These views are panoramic, extending across the whole bay, from Ballard Down on the East to the westward extremity of Peveril point. The sandy beach of Swanage bay is only a half minute walk away. Here visitors can enjoy swimming, paddling and boating. Purbeck self catering holiday cottage.

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Central Villa

Purbeck & Dorset » Swanage

£299 - £1075

Sleeps 6 in 4 bedrooms; Children welcome
Central Villa is attractively situated in a small lane in the centre of the lovely seaside town of Swanage. The sea is less than a 2 minute walk away. Swanage is renowned for its sandy beach and beautiful bay set amidst wonderful Purbeck countryside. This is part of the Jurassic coast and is a fantastic walking area. The coastal path, which is only 2 minutes walk away, leads westwards to the pretty Dorset villages of Langton & Worth Matravers, Kimmeridge and Lulworth. Purbeck self catering holiday cottage. Central Villa Cottage has an approval rating of 4.3 stars from 42 Purbeck self catering holiday guests.

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Inglenook Cottage

Purbeck & Dorset » Swanage

£369 - £1165

New Cottage; Sleeps 5 + 1 child in 3 bedrooms;
This lovely grade II listed stone cottage stands close to the centre of Swanage and is less than a 5 minute walk from the beach. Here the golden sand gently slopes into the water making it ideal for paddling and swimming. The town centre is a 3 minute walk away and is particularly pleasant with its small shops, various restaurants, cafes and public houses. Purbeck self catering holiday cottage. Inglenook Cottage has an approval rating of 4.5 stars from 46 Purbeck self catering holiday guests.

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My Home on The Pond Cottage

Purbeck & Dorset » Swanage

£299 - £999

Sleeps 5 in 3 bedrooms
This delightful stone cottage with the green front door is beautifully situated overlooking the large scenic mill pond in the pretty, old part of Swanage. The pond is home to ducks and moorhens and is beside the charming church of St Mary’s. This is a lovely peaceful setting with no passing traffic. The cottage is within a pleasant 5 minute stroll of the beautiful sandy beach of the small seaside resort. Purbeck self catering holiday cottage.

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Providence Cottage

Purbeck & Dorset » Swanage

£379 - £1345

New Cottage Sleeps 6 + 1 in 3 bedrooms
Lovely fishermans cottage located in the old part of Swanage within a one minute walk of the sea. Swanage is a small resort with a sandy beach which is ideal for paddling, swimming and boating. The cottage has accommodation on 3 floors and there are views across the sea to the Isle of Wight from the top floor. The cottage has two double bedrooms and one twin bedroom plus a small courtyard garden and parking for one car. Purbeck self catering holiday cottage. Providence Cottage has an approval rating of 4.2 stars from 14 Purbeck self catering holiday guests. Providence Cottage is a new Purbeck self catering cottage.

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Sea Shanty Cottage

Purbeck & Dorset » Swanage

£345 - £695

Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms; Children welcome
Delightfully situated old coastguard cottage on the waterfront at Swanage Bay. Open sea views from the two double bedrooms and sitting room. Visitors can also relax in the front garden with the sea a short stone's throw away. This lovely old stone cottage has two double bedrooms, 1 bunk bedroom and a family shower room with built in shower, basin and w.c; comfortable sitting room with sofa, arm chairs and wall mounted flat screen television; fitted kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, refrigerator, freezer. Visitors also have access to an outside shower room with w.c and basin which is great when you come in from the beach. The sandy beach of Swanage bay is withing a 5 minute walk. The cottage is situated on a lovely small peninsular on the west side of the bay. Wonderful walking area with direct access to the coastal path. Purbeck self catering holiday cottage.

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Tudor Rose Cottage

Purbeck & Dorset » Langton Matravers

£312 - £1039

Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms; Children welcome
This lovely Elizabethan stone cottage enjoys an attractive position just on the edge of the charming purbeck village of Langton Matravers and within a few minutes drive of the seaside resort of Swanage with its wonderful sandy beach and traditional entertainments. Langton Matravers still retains its village shop/post office and has two good public houses for meals plus local beers and ciders within 5 minutes walk. Purbeck self catering holiday cottage.

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The Coach House Leeson

Purbeck & Dorset » Langton Matravers

£650 - £1799

New Property: Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms. Children 5+ welcome
This wonderful property is beautifully situated on the estate of Leeson in the Purbeck Village of Langton Matravers with delightful open views from the upper rooms and garden across fields to Swanage Bay. The accommodation is comprised of 3 double bedrooms upstairs with en-suite bath/shower rooms and there is a further twin bedroom with en-suite shower room on the ground floor. There is a very spacious sitting room, separate dining room and open plan kitchen with a further sitting area in front of a wood burning stove. The property is centrally heated and furnished and equipped to a high standard. Wifi internet available. Purbeck self catering holiday cottage.

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Langton Matravers Dorset

Sleeps 7 plus a baby in 4 bedrooms
Wonderful views over countryside to the Purbeck Hills from this comfortable and spacious house. Burr Bank stands close to the centre of the charming traditional Purbeck village of Langton Matravers. It is within a few minutes walk of the handsome church, village shop, small museum and public house. Stay in to enjoy the garden and gaze over fields, woods and hills or go out to explore the delightful coast and countryside of Purbeck. A fabulous network of footpaths and bridleways invites exploration - the south west coast path at Dancing Ledge is one mile over the fields. Sandy beaches at Studland (5 miles) and Swanage (2 miles). View Burr Bank »

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The Bakery Cottage

Purbeck & Dorset » Langton Matravers

£399 - £1429

Sleeps 8/9 in 4 bedrooms; Children welcome
The Bakery Cottage is a lovely stone property which stands in the centre of the charming village of Langton Matravers amidst beautiful Purbeck countryside and within a few minutes drive of the sandy beach of the small resort of Swanage. The village is fortunate to have a shop and two public houses. Wonderful walks to the coast and downland Purbeck self catering holiday cottage. The Bakery Cottage has an approval rating of 4.2 stars from 32 Purbeck self catering holiday guests.

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Green Leas Cottage

Purbeck & Dorset » Langton Matravers

£350 - £965

New Cottage; Sleeps 5 in 3 bedrooms;
Green Leas is situated in the Purbeck village of Langton Matravers and is in a lovely walking area - less than a 10 minute walk of Priests Way and within a 15 minute walk of the coastal path and the sea at Dancing Ledge. The sandy beach of the small coastal resort of Swanage is only 3 or 4 minutes drive away. Langton Matravers has a village shop, public house, small museum and lovely church. Purbeck self catering holiday cottage. Green Leas Cottage has an approval rating of 4.1 stars from 18 Purbeck self catering holiday guests. Green Leas is a new Purbeck self catering cottage.

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Flagstones Cottage

Purbeck & Dorset » Langton Matravers

£575 - £1505

New House; Sleeping 6 in 3 bedrooms. Children aged 5+ welcome
Beautiful secluded stone house, in the centre of Langton Matravers, with lovely views of the downs, wonderful walking and cycling area. Public house, church and village shop within a few minutes walk. The beautiful Jurassic Coastline and sea at Dancing Ledge is a 20 minute walk away and the small resort of Swanage, with its lovely sandy beach, is within a 5 minute drive. This property has a wonderful English Country House feel. It has been furnished and equipped with great care to provide very charming accommodation. French doors open on to a beautiful courtyard and garden where visitors can relax. Parking for 3 cars. Purbeck self catering holiday cottage. Flagstones Cottage has an approval rating of 5 stars from 3 Purbeck self catering holiday guests.

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Swift Cottage

Purbeck & Dorset » Langton Matravers

£399 - £1285

Sleeps 6 + 1 in 3 bedrooms; children 5+ welcome
Swift Cottage is attractively situated in a quiet lane of the small village of Langton Matravers amidst the beautiful countryside of the Isle of Purbeck. It is only a mile from the coast and is in a wonderful walking/cycling area with footpaths and bridleways leading from close to the cottage to the coastal path and nearby downs with wonderful coastal views. Only five minutes drive from the sandy beaches of the small resort of Swanage. Bird watching at nearby RSPB site at Arne. Good public house for meals and village shop within 5 minutes walk. Purbeck self catering holiday cottage. Swift Cottage has an approval rating of 4.8 stars from 23 Purbeck self catering holiday guests.

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Willow Cottage

Purbeck & Dorset » Langton Matravers

£299 - £949

New Cottage; Sleeps 5 + 1 in 3 bedrooms
Willow Cottage is attractively situated in Langton Matravers - a small village amidst the beautiful Purbeck Hills. This is a wonderful walking and cycling area with easy access to the World Heritage coastline. Footpaths lead almost directly from the cottage to the coast near Dancing Ledge. Visitors also have direct access across National Trust fields to nearby woodland and can follow footpaths along the valley to the pretty village of Corfe Castle. Purbeck self catering holiday cottage. Willow Cottage has an approval rating of 4.5 stars from 11 Purbeck self catering holiday guests.

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