Swanage Holiday Cottages Dorset
The coastal town of Swanage is famous for its long sandy beach popular with families and the traditional seaside town atmosphere enhanced by the small shops, seaside seafood restaurants and Swanage Pier. Swanage is a great location from which to explore the rest of Purbeck which can include taking the traditional steam railway.
For more Purbeck holiday location information about Swanage Dorset visit the Swanage Holiday Information below the Swanage cottages.
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. View Central Villa Swanage, Dorset
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. View Inglenook Cottage Swanage, Dorset
New Cottage; 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. View My Home on The Pond Swanage, Dorset
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. View Seascape Swanage, Dorset
New Cottage; Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms
Brantwood is a new self catering holiday cottage in Swanage Dorset. This beautifully decorated holiday home is within walking distance of the sandy beach at Swanage. View Brantwood Swanage, Dorset
Sleeps 4 + 2 in 2 bedrooms; Children welcome
This lovely stone cottage is peacefully situated within 1 mile of the beach of Swanage – a lovely sandy beach which curves around the bay and gently slopes into the water making it ideal for paddling and swimming. There are a variety of boating activities available including canoes and paddle boats. On the shore there are a variety of seaside entertainments including crazy golf and Topsail House is within a 10 minute walk of the coastal path as it winds its way past Durlston and heads towards some of the most beautiful parts of the coastline of Worth Matravers, Kingston and Kimmeridege. View Topsail House Swanage, Dorset
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Swanage Holiday Information
Swanage has been a holiday destination since the early 19th Century and Swanage became known for a temperate climate and pleasant bay for swimming. Nowadays Swanage is the principle holiday destination this part of Dorset. The long sandy beach and picturesque seaside town atmosphere draw in summer visitors as well as those wishing to walk, cycle and enjoy the surrounding countryside all year around.
Swanage is ideally located with Studland to the North, the coastal path running off to the South West and the expanse of beautiful countryside extending back from behind the town to the West.
The town of Swanage has a number of notable attractions. Popular with those of all ages is the Swanage Steam Railway which takes passengers across Purbeck to the historic village of Corfe Castle.The town also has a number of small parks and gardens scattered along the sea front which afford a great view of the sea and are liberally scattered with stone benches. A number of historic buildings and sites are found in the older part of Swanage and notable amongst these include the Wellington Clock Tower and the Swanage Mill Pond surrounded with pretty stone cottages. For the more active there are a number of activities on the water including a diving school and sailing.
To See and Do in Swanage
Swanage Beach - The beach at Swanage a long stretch of soft sand which runs from near the centre of town all the way to the white cliffs at the other end of the bay. In the summer there are organised events for families at the town end of the beach as well as boat trips and much more.
Durlston Country Park - The Durlston Country park is a wonderful area of protected nature south of Swanage. The park has wonderful sea views which can be enjoyed from a pleasant and well marked cliff top walk which is dotted with view points. There are a number of places where you can get a good view of the cliffs and the bird life living and nesting on them. Puffins are a favourite sight but there is also a good population of other seabirds. In the water it is possible to see dolphins and the occasional whale. To reach the park simply follow the coastal path from Swanage Pier (south end of town). The path crosses an open park before following a pavement before entering a wooded area which leads all the way to the park. Alternatively you can drive to Durlston.
Diving at Swanage - A number of companies offer diving from Swanage and this is a great opportunity to dive some exciting wrecks along the Purbeck coastline. Find out more about diving at Swanage at www.swanagediving.co.uk and www.diversdownswanage.co.uk
Walk the Coastal Path - Swanage lies on the Dorset Coastal path which follows the Jurassic Coast all the way to Weymouth and beyond. From Swanage one can walk as far a Worth Matravers with relative ease and this walk takes in Durlston Country Park, Dancing Ledge and Winspit. At Worth Matravers there is a lovely public house where you can enjoy a drink and food (as long as you want vegetable pie or pasties). From Worth Matravers there is a quicker route back along the well marked Priest's Way.
Ride on the Swanage Steam Railway - The famous Steam Railway was reopened in the 1980's due to the determination and hard work of volunteers (www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-16715251). Now there is a summer service between Swanage and Corfe Castle which allows you to visit this historic village on a nostalgic trip which cuts through the Purbeck countryside. For walkers it is lovely to walk to Corfe Castle along the Purbeck hills and take the train back to Swanage. Find out more about the Swanage Steam Railway at www.swanagerailway.co.uk
Play Golf at Purbeck Golf Club - Between Swanage and Studland there is a golf course with beautiful views over Studland and Poole Harbour. For more information visit Purbeck Golf Club
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Holiday Attractions & Activities
Isle of Wight Steam Railway - A wonderful day out for the family with a step back in time to the age of steam. The Swanage Steam Railway offers a chance to learn about the trains and travel across Purbeck by train. For more information visit www.swanagerailway.co.uk
Studland Sea School - Studland Sea School we offer a wide range of kayaking tours and hire, kayak fishing, coasteering and snorkeling catering for all levels of ability. For more information visit www.studlandseaschool.co.uk
Go Ape - It's for anyone who likes to live life adventurously - you don’t have to be a seasoned explorer to enjoy a Go Ape experience! Go Ape offers up to three hours of tree top fun. It’s a great way to get outdoors and have some fun. The Moors Valley GoApe Country Park is within a 40min drive of Purbeck and is a great day out for the whole family .For more information visit goape.co.uk
Island Cottage Holidays News Swanage
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