View towards apartment overlooking Swanage bay
Modern and spacious open plan living space
Comfy double bedroom with views across the water
See Swanage Pier fromt he double beedroom
Unwind after a day exploring
Family bathroom
Spacious twin bedroom
View the boats from bed
Sunny balcony for a spot of relaxing and reading a book
Large patio doors onto the balcony
Watch the waves from the comfort of the sofa
Open plan living space
Well equipped kitchen
Enough space to cook up a family feast
Dinner with a view
Watch the boats come and go from the pier
1 / 16  View towards apartment overlooking Swanage bay
2 / 16  Modern and spacious open plan living space
3 / 16  Comfy double bedroom with views across the water
4 / 16  See Swanage Pier fromt he double beedroom
5 / 16  Unwind after a day exploring
6 / 16  Family bathroom
7 / 16  Spacious twin bedroom
8 / 16  View the boats from bed
9 / 16  Sunny balcony for a spot of relaxing and reading a book
10 / 16  Large patio doors onto the balcony
11 / 16  Watch the waves from the comfort of the sofa
12 / 16  Open plan living space
13 / 16  Well equipped kitchen
14 / 16  Enough space to cook up a family feast
15 / 16  Dinner with a view
16 / 16  Watch the boats come and go from the pier

The Captain's Deck

Swanage, Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stunning waterside apartment with wonderful sea and bay views, sleeping four guests
  • Set within an exclusive development overlooking the Victorian pier at Swanage Bay
  • A short stroll from the sandy beach, shops, pubs and restaurants of Swanage
  • Close to peaceful walks through the Studland and Godlingston Heath National Nature Reserve
  • Beautifully finished inside to offer light and spacious rooms with fresh coastal decor
  • Balcony with patio chairs for enjoying al fresco drinks with a view
Property code: DC168

With breath-taking sea views of Swanage Bay from almost every room, this small but perfectly formed waterside apartment is perfect for short family breaks by the sea.

Set at the water’s edge, this beautiful reverse-level apartment offers fantastic accommodation for a couple or a small family looking for a quiet holiday home with stunning panoramic views. Set within an exclusive development the property looks out onto Swanage Bay offering views of the pier, the sandy beach with its colourful beach huts, Wellington Tower and Ballard Down. Within easy reach of the fantastic pubs, restaurants and shops Swanage has to offer, this idyllic property is a perfect base for exploring the Purbeck region of Dorset and the eastern fringes of the Jurassic Coast.

Entering this tastefully furnished hideaway from the car-port you will find a fresh and attractively furnished double aspect open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. The bright and cosy lounge is an ideal space for relaxing in, with comfortable seating, a Smart TV and Bluetooth sound system. You can prepare your favourite meals in the elegantly designed kitchen and share them in the pretty dining area. Heading down the curving staircase there are two delightful bedrooms, both with recessed stone windows: a double room with sea views and a twin room. French doors lead from the lounge onto a small balcony with a couple of chairs allowing you to take in the breathtaking views.

Situated on the South West Coast Path, you can enjoy local walks to Peveril Point, The Downs, and Prince Albert Gardens, all within half a mile. You can also explore the beautiful Durlston Country Park (1.5 miles), Swanage Bay (1.5 miles), Durlston Bay (1 mile) and Studland Beach (5 miles). Local landmarks include The Great Globe (1.5 miles), Ballard Down (2 miles) and Old Harry Rocks (4 miles). There are several thriving towns to visit including Wareham (12 miles) and Corfe Castle (6.5 miles) while nature-lovers can discover Brownsea Island (8 miles) and Hartland Moor (8.5 miles).

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with overhead shower
  • Oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave and tumble dryer
  • Smart TV, Bluetooth sound system
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Balcony with seating
  • Parking for one car in a car port, plus additional space in the visitors’ parking area.
  • Beach and town within walking distance

This property is personally managed by Claire.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sarah 5th July 2019

Full of light, the sun arrives about 4pm, you have the brightness but dodge the extreme heat, the balcony views are amazing. The children thought it was great fun to go downstairs to bed!

Reviewed by Mrs V Beale 7th April 2019

Beautiful location, very well appointed

Reviewed by Mrs T Browne 17th March 2019

Excellent apartment and super panoramic views across the bay. Very comfortable and was spotlessly clean. Considering the strong winds and rain we had during the week and how close the property is to the sea it was surprisingly quiet inside, so we slept like logs. Quiet location, easy walk into town and lovely walks around Peveril Point. We have alrRead moreeady booked a return visit for later in the year. We had a very enjoyable stay, thank you for everything. Hide

Reviewed by Dr J Connelly 5th March 2019

Best sea view in dorset

Reviewed by Mrs G Thompson 27th February 2019

Very quiet, comfortable and well equipped. The bed was very good and the sound of the water outside the window was lovely, sending us off to sleep beautifully! The star of the show, however, was the view from the windows! Superb.

Reviewed by Ms J Kennedy 10th February 2019

Stunningly located and beautifully appointed flat by the water's edge in Swanage. Dorset Coastal Cottages were helpful, contacting us about the bad weather conditions on the way down and checking we could travel. The flat seemed newly decorated and well maintained, and the housekeepers had left out lots of useful things for our baby girl, includingRead more a high chair, cot and cups and bowls for her to use. A fantastic stay! Hide

Reviewed by Mr TA Bollen 14th November 2018

Can't fault anything ,shame the smoke alarm malfunctioned.

Reviewed by Dr R Withers 31st October 2018

The Captains Deck is a light and airy, modern apartment in a stunning location on the sea front. You go to sleep lulled by the sound of waves and wake to a vista of Swanage Bay across to Old Harry Rocks. Wonderful.

Reviewed by Ms L Ball 30th October 2018

This property definitely has the wow factor. The views are AMAZING, perfect location and spotlessly clean with quality linen and towels. It had everything we needed for a wonderful holiday, we were very sad to leave. If we could have stayed another week we would have. 5 minute walk into town, lots of shops, restaurants & pubs & a fantastic coastal Read morewalk to Old Harry's Rocks. Weather not great but the apartment & the views made up for that. Will definitely book again. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs J Abbotts 17th October 2018

The apartment was in an excellent location with stunning views. It was beautifully clean and tidy and ideal for three or four guests.

Reviewed by Mrs V Sullivan 10th October 2018

Beautifully located. Could just look at the view all day! Cottage is very comfortable and well equipped. Everything works and is thoughtfully planned. We were very happy here and didn't want to leave.

Reviewed by Mrs D Darlison 4th October 2018

Superb location spectacular views. Everything you could want for a perfect break

Reviewed by Mrs S Shipton 31st August 2018

Flat was perfect for our requirements although internet signal was appalling and we had an issue with the hot water which was not addressed during our stay (see below)

Reviewed by Mrs K Heathcote 31st August 2018

Clean bright spacious property.

Reviewed by Ms M Kelson 31st August 2018

Lovely, warm, very clean and attractively furnished apartment with amazing view. Very well equipped kitchen. Not given it an excellent rating as the kitchen sink u-bend leaked and the toilet flush was a bit temperamental - cistern didnt always refil

Reviewed by Mrs E Hill 31st August 2018

Everything was lovely. Spotlessly clean, well equipped and very comfortable.

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View towards apartment overlooking Swanage bay
Modern and spacious open plan living space
Comfy double bedroom with views across the water
See Swanage Pier fromt he double beedroom
Unwind after a day exploring
Family bathroom
Spacious twin bedroom
View the boats from bed
Sunny balcony for a spot of relaxing and reading a book
Large patio doors onto the balcony
Watch the waves from the comfort of the sofa
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