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.
Donated to Swanage by John Mowlem, Beach Gardens has a putting green and tennis courts, perfect for a warm summer afternoon.
Visit the nature reserve of Blue Pool to see the deep blue waters in the abandoned clay pit.
Castles and Houses
Find out about the castles and manor houses that can be found within the Isle of Purbeck.
Why not visit some of the many museums that can be found around the Isle of Purbeck.
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.
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.
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.
Life Boat Station
Swanage is one of the busiest lifeboat stations in the UK and is one of only three stations with a slipway launched Mersey class lifeboat.
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
Find out about the various parks and gardens that can be found within the Isle of Purbeck.
The Isle of Purbeck has a beautiful and varied countryside that will appeal to walkers, cyclists and horse riders.
Once every year at the start of August Swanage comes alive as the carnival comes to town.
Swanage Pier was built in 1896 and was originally used for the thriving paddle steamer industry that worked in the area.
The award-winning Swanage Railway currently operates on the six miles of track between Swanage and Norden.
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.