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Recreation Ground
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The Recreation Ground in Swanage is located behind the South end of Shore Road and the beach and has stunning views over the bay and across to the Isle of Wight.

Access is available on foot from Shore Road, Victoria Avenue and Horsecliff Lane.

There is an enclosed children’s play area and Santa Fe children’s play park for younger visitors.

The Recreation Ground is home to the Town’s War Memorial commemorating all the brave local men who lost their lives in the 1st and 2nd World Wars. 

The Swanage Bandstand is also in the Recreation Ground and was restored in 2019.

Nearby parking is available in the Mermond Place car park, and the resident’s car park runs adjacent to Horsecliff Road.  Both are pay and display car parks.

A public toilet is in the Mermond Place Car Park.

Childrens Play Park



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