Local Attractions

Parks and Gardens

Swanage has several parks and gardens of various sizes for both locals and visitors to enjoy the beautiful scenery in and around the town.

Beach Gardens and Golf Course
Beach Gardens

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

Days Park and play park
Days Park

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

Durlston Country Park and Durlston Castle
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.

Prince Albert Gardens near Swanage Pier
Prince Albert Gardens

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

King Georges Playing Field and Childrens Play Area
King Georges Field

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

Recreation Ground and Bandstand
Recreation Ground

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

Sandpit Field with views over the bay
Sandpit Field

Sandpit field is located between Shore Road and De Moulham Road.

The Downs with views looking across Swanage Bay
The Downs

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



The Downs
Attraction - 0.05 miles away

Prince Albert Gardens
Attraction - 0.12 miles away

Life Boat Station
Attraction - 0.17 miles away

Swanage Pier
Attraction - 0.19 miles away

Swanage Sea Rowing Club
Attraction - 0.20 miles away

Flooding in Swanage
Attraction - 0.24 miles away

Fishing in Purbeck
Attraction - 0.27 miles away

Swanage Museum and Heritage Centre
Attraction - 0.31 miles away

Attraction - 0.35 miles away