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Swanage makes the ideal base for your holiday in the Jurassic Coast. The area has a wide range of attractions. From a relaxing day on the beach to walking along the Purbeck hills, there is something to keep everyone entertained.
Relax on the Beaches
The beaches at Swanage and the surrounding area are said to be some of the best in the country, from the fine sandy beach that stretches continuously for 3 miles from South Haven Point to the chalk cliffs of Handfast Point and Old Harry Rocks at Studland to the beach at Swanage with its gently shelving sandy shore and clear water.
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 on the Jurassic Coast, the area has a wide range of attractions. Our large photo gallery has pictures dating back to the 1800s and local live streaming 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.
All Day - “The Uncanny Scenery of a Dream”:...
All Day - Purbeck Places - Take another Loo...
07:00 - Not quite the Dawn Chorus and Bre...
09:00 - May Half Term at The Tank Museum
09:30 - Park Yoga
10:00 - Andrew Thomas SWAC - Sculptor - A...
10:30 - Swanage fairy festival
10:00 - May half term fun at Corfe Castle
10:00 - The Castle the King Built trail w...
Festival: Purbeck Art Weeks Festival
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Purbeck Art Weeks Festival
28th May 2022 to 12th Jun 2022
Swanage Fish Festival
18th Jun 2022 to 19th Jun 2022
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Explore the area with attractions including historic castles and open parks and gardens
Outdoor Activities and Sports in the Isle of Purbeck
Enjoy a meal or drink in one of the many Restaurants and Cafes
Relax on a Steam Train trip to Corfe Castle from Swanage
Explore the The Jurassic Coast which runs 95 miles from Orcombe Point in Exmouth, Devon to Old Harry Rocks near 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.
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Swanage and Purbeck Photo Gallery
The Swanage and Purbeck photo archive contains over 1100 photographs dating from the mid 1800's to today. Below are our latest additions to the gallery and you can view all images in the Swanage and Purbeck Gallery.