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Visit Swanage in the Isle of Purbeck

Photo © Andy Farrer

Welcome to Swanage

Swanage is located at the eastern end of the Jurassic Coast, a 95 mile stretch of outstanding geology in between Dorset and East Devon which is a World Heritage Site.

Swanage makes the ideal base for your holiday, the area has a wide range of attractions. Our large photo gallery has images going back to the 1800's and Webcams.

The Isle if Purbeck offers many sports and activities from a relaxing walk in the countryside to cycle routes for all abilities and for the more adventurous rock climbing and water sports.

Enjoy a meal in one of the many restaurants and cafes or have a drink in one of the local pubs or bars or shop in one of the businesses offering local food in the Isle of Purbeck.

Ride the heritage railway with the 6 mile long line which joins Swanage, Herston Halt, Harmans Cross, Corfe Castle and Nordon Park & Ride, the railway follows the route of the old Purbeck line.

Purbeck Festivals

View details for Swanage Carnival Week
Swanage Carnival Week
28th Jul 2018 to 4th Aug 2018
View details for Purbeck Valley Folk Festival
Purbeck Valley Folk Festival
16th Aug 2018 to 19th Aug 2018
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Where is Swanage?

Swanage is a small seaside town situated in the south east of Dorset, England. The town is at the eastern end of the Isle of Purbeck, a peninsular that borders the English Channel.

The town is accessible via road or train from Wareham or across the Sandbanks Ferry from Poole.

Swanage is a popular tourist destination with award winning sandy beaches and beautiful countryside and Swanage is also the first town at the eastern end of the Jurassic Coast, England's first world heritage site.