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Sports and Activities

Outdoor Activities and Sports in the Isle of Purbeck

If you enjoy outdoor activities, Swanage and the Isle if Purbeck is the ideal location for a day out or a longer stay in the area.

For mountain bikers you can enjoy the varied Off Road Cycle Routes and if you prefer to keep your wheels on the tarmac, you can enjoy one of our many On Road Cycle Routes exploring the Isle if Purbeck and surrounding town and villages.

Swanage is surrounded by stunning countryside where you can enjoy a relaxing walk with one of our many walking route guides. Take your dog for a walk but please clean up behind your pet and take care around livestock and when near the cliffs.

Swanage Bay and Studland Bay are the ideal place for water sports and the cliffs along the Jurassic Coast have many popular rock climbing locations.

If you prefer to leave your clothing behind why not visit the Naturist Beach at Studland.

Climbing
Climbing

The Purbeck coastline has some of the best climbing routes in northern Europe.

Cycling
Cycling

The Isle of Purbeck has many bridleways and quiet country lanes which are ideal for cycling.

Dog Walking
Dog Walking

Swanage and the Isle of Purbeck is the ideal place for a long or short walk with your dogs.

Fishing in Purbeck
Fishing in Purbeck

Swanage and the Isle of Purbeck is a very good area for fishing with beach and pier fishing to boat trips and mackerel trips, there is something to suit everyone.

Golf and Pitch & Putt
Golf and Pitch & Putt

Swanage and the surrounding area has a lot to offer for the serious and amateur golfer.

Horse Riding
Horse Riding

Swanage and the surrounding area have many bridleways which are suitable for Horse riding.

Naturist beach
Naturist beach

The naturist beach at the northern end of Studland beach is very popular in the summer season.

Power Kiting
Power Kiting

Kiting is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. You can use your kite for thrilling activities like getting air, scudding, and body surfing.

Swanage Sea Rowing Club
Swanage Sea Rowing Club

Swanage Sea Rowing Club, formed in 2001 now boasts over 150 members.

Walking
Walking

There are many footpaths around Swanage and the Purbecks. The South Coast walk route passes through the area.

Water Sports
Water Sports

Swanage and Studland bay are very popular for all water sports. Swanage bay is very busy with boats ranging from jet-skis to Sun seekers using the water.