Traditional Victorian seaside town

A traditional warm welcome is assured when you visit the beautiful Dorset seaside resort of Swanage in Purbeck.

  • Swanage is about 50 minutes form Bournemouth. Use the chain ferry at Studland to reduce this time to about 25 minutes (this is a chargeable).

Swanage is a traditional Victorian seaside town, set at the heart of Purbeck and built around a beautiful bay sheltered from the north by Ballard Down and at the south, Peveril Point.

Enjoy Swanage's Blue Flag beach or explore the fabulous Dorset countryside. 

The Isle of Purbeck, strictly speaking a peninsula not an island, with its World Heritage Jurassic Coast, offers sandy beaches, magnificent cliffs and wonderful countryside to walk. Wildlife, attractions, steam railway and boat trips - it's all here.

Top Swanage photo © Copyright Peter Trimming