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Swanage Beach

Swanage Beach is a major draw for visitors to the Isle of Purbeck, close to our collection of holiday cottages in Swanage and beyond.

Facing east from a wide yet sheltered beach there are some great views across the harbour to the south and Old Harry Rocks to the north. Families love the beach as there are great clean facilities, lots of shops and eateries close by, and lovely soft sand to play and relax on. The beach has been awarded many coveted statuses such as the Blue Flag and Seaside Awards.

Swanage Bay on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset

Scuba diving courses run regularly from the harbour – there is a good number of dive sites in and around the waters of Swanage and the wider Isle of Purbeck.  The beach is divided into three, named simply Swanage North, Swanage Beach and Swanage South. 

Swanage North is furthest away from the shops but it still has essential facilities like public toilets and access. You can hire deck chairs, pedaloes and kayaks here, and there is also a first aid point and a lost child rendezvous. There is a promenade where it is possible to catch a Punch & Judy show during the summer.

Swanage South is a small shingle and sand beach with views of the pier and it offers good places to watch boats come and go. The waves are gentle and the water initially shallow, so it’s a nice spot for young families to enjoy.  

 

Swanage is a dog friendly beach with restrictions between the 1st of May and 30th September.

Please read the beach safety notices at Swanage Beach concerning local sea conditions.

Stay near Swanage Beach

For an unforgettable holiday in this classic British holiday destination, why not visit our wide collection of Swanage holiday cottages today?

Good to know

Lifeguard service

  • Yes

Dog friendly beach?

  • Yes - with restrictions between the 1st of May and 30th September

Activities

  • Scuba diving
  • Crazy golf
  • Fishing
  • Wind surfing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming / paddling
  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking / canoeing

Facilities

  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Disabled facilities
  • First aid point
  • Lost child centre

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