A fantastic town on the eastern edge of the Isle of Purbeck. From here you can visit the easternmost point of the stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Jurassic Coast, which finishes at the striking chalk formations, Old Harry Rocks.
Having inspired Thomas Hardy’s Wessex town of Knollsea, Swanage is a lovely seaside town ideal for relaxing, romantic breaks, walking and cycling, groups after fun things to do and families.
Why visit Swanage?
There's lots to do in the area so take a look at events and attractions to entertain you during your stay. If you decide to leave the bustling town and venture along the stunning Jurassic Coast there are more fantastic beaches for lounging on or fossil collecting and stunning cliff trails to explore.
Things to do in Swanage:
Its wonderful coastal location with something for everyone. It has exciting promenade and sandy beach, while it also has a touch of history and wonderful natural landmarks. Pick up great souvenirs from independent shops, cafés and lovely restaurants.
Why stay in a Swanage cottage?
It’s a bustling town with a vibrant atmosphere, excellent for those who enjoy a busy beach break. Anyone after a more peaceful getaway can find plenty of lovely cottages in Swanage, including dog-friendly cottages, in secluded settings as well as walks, trails and quiet sections of coastline for ultimate relaxation.
Three must see things in Swanage:
- The beach and promenade at Swanage is a fantastic place to while away the days.
- Go for a ride and take in the lovely views from the award-winning Swanage Coastal Railway.
- Start exploring the coast and country at Durlston Country Park and National Nature Reserve with a visitor centre in a renovated Victorian castle.