About Swanage

The Victorian seaside town of Swanage acts as a charming gateway to the Jurassic Coast, a strip of shoreline famous for its dazzling cliffs and fossil-rich beaches. Natural wonders like Old Harry Rocks, Studland Bay and Durdle Door lie nearby, yet there are plenty of adventures to discover in Swanage too.

A gorgeous Blue Flag beach is the resort’s centrepiece. Framed by multi-coloured beach huts this huge arc of golden sand is perfect for traditional seaside fun: building sandcastles, paddling and riding pedalos.

Swanage’s pier offers superb views and great crabbing conditions. Pleasure boats depart regularly from here to Poole, giving you the chance to see this world-famous coastline from a new perspective. Or for adventurous types, go coasteering, paddle-boarding and scuba diving.

For heritage, visit the Swanage Railway, which runs steam and diesel trains along a 6-mile route through the beautiful Purbeck countryside, and stops at imposing Corfe Castle.


view of a serene bay at sunset

Top Experiences in Swanage

  • Visit the Jurassic Coast
  • Crabbing off the pier
  • Ride the Swanage Railway
  • Play on the Blue Flag Beach
  • Learn a new water sport

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The limestone arch at Durdle Door Beach