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Local Attractions

Anvil Point Lighthouse
Anvil Point Lighthouse

Anvil Point Lighthouse is situated within the grounds of Durlston Country Park and approximately 2 miles up the hill from Swanage town centre.

Beach Gardens
Beach Gardens

Donated to Swanage by John Mowlem, Beach Gardens has a putting green and tennis courts, perfect for a warm summer afternoon.

Beaches around Purbeck
Beaches around Purbeck

The area has many wonderful beaches.

Blue Pool
Blue Pool

Visit the nature reserve of Blue Pool to see the deep blue waters in the abandoned clay pit.

Castles and Houses
Castles and Houses

Find out about the castles and manor houses that can be found within the Isle of Purbeck.

Days Park
Days Park

The park includes a recreation area and a large grassed area where ball sports can be played

Dorset Museums
Dorset Museums

Why not visit some of the many museums that can be found around the Isle of Purbeck.

Durlston Country Park
Durlston Country Park

260 acres of nature reserve on the southern edge of Swanage. Durlston Country Park is a part of the Jurassic Coast world heritage site.

Jurassic Coast
Jurassic Coast

The Jurassic Coast is a 95 mile stretch of outstanding geology in between Dorset and East Devon which is now designated as a World Heritage Site.

King Georges Playing Field
King Georges Playing Field

Large open playing fields and play park in the middle of town

Old Harry Rocks
Old Harry Rocks

Old Harry is the name given to the chalk stack that can be found below the cliffs at Ballard.

Parks and Gardens
Parks and Gardens

Find out about the various parks and gardens that can be found within the Isle of Purbeck.

Prince Albert Gardens
Prince Albert Gardens

Landscaped gardens with an open-air amphitheatre with views over the bay

Purbeck Countryside
Purbeck Countryside

The Isle of Purbeck has a beautiful and varied countryside that will appeal to walkers, cyclists and horse riders.

Recreation Ground
Recreation Ground

Childrens play area, the Bandstand and the Santa Fe childrens play park

Sandpit Field
Sandpit Field

Sandpit field is located between Shore Road and De Moulham Road

Santa Fe fun park
Santa Fe fun park

Santa Fe fun park is a family run amusement park situated on the beautiful marina of Swanage.

Swanage Carnival
Swanage Carnival

Once every year at the start of August Swanage comes alive as the carnival comes to town.

Swanage Museum and Heritage Centre
Swanage Museum and Heritage Centre

The centre is situated at The Square off the towns lower High Street. The centre is open from Easter to October each year from 10 am to 5 pm, even opening until 8pm in July and August.

Swanage Pier
Swanage Pier

Swanage Pier was built in 1896 and was originally used for the thriving paddle steamer industry that worked in the area.

Swanage Railway
Swanage Railway

The award-winning Swanage Railway currently operates on the six miles of track between Swanage and Norden.

The Downs
The Downs

The Downs is a large open grassland area in the south east of Swanage

Tilly Whim Caves
Tilly Whim Caves

Tilly Whim caves is the most easterly quarry in a stretch of quarries that exist along cliffs of the southern Purbeck ridge.

Townsend Nature Reserve
Townsend Nature Reserve

30 acre nature reserve on the southern edge of Swanage