The Old Granary on Wareham river

Wareham

The historic market town of Wareham, with its beautiful river frontage, is a gateway to the Isle of Purbeck. If you spotted the signs for Wareham on…
Arne village and St Nicholas Church wooden sign

Arne village

Lying quietly between its larger and more well-known neighbours of Wareham, famous for its Saxon heritage, and the Arne Nature Reserve – a 565-hectare…
Open-top bus at Swanage Railway station

Wareham to Swanage

The ten-mile journey from Wareham to Swanage can be taken by car or bus – or partially by steam train. The South Western Railway London…
Worbarrow Bay viewed from the path above

Tyneham Beach

Sometimes erroneously referred to as Tyneham Beach, this stretch of sand and pebble is most commonly known as Worbarrow Bay.
Open-top bus at Swanage Railway station

Purbeck Breezer

There are two main Purbeck Breezer bus routes serving Swanage – from Poole and from Bournemouth. There is also a seasonal (summer) bus running…
Black spaniel on the beach

Dog-friendly beaches

Dorset is a dog-loving county and welcomes four-legged visitors to most beaches, cafés, pubs and restaurants. However, while a few beaches in and…
Councils

Councils

A variety of councils exist in the Swanage and Purbeck area, each with their own responsibilities and areas of interest. Find out which service you…

The Downs

The open, clifftop grasslands of The Downs are just a stone’s throw from the town and give some of the best views across Swanage Bay. The Downs…
Lulworth Cove with boats and person

Lulworth

The area of Lulworth in Dorset comprises two picture-postcard villages, a 17th Century castle set in acres of grounds, and several of Britain’s most…
Duck pond in front of houses in Worth Matravers

Worth Matravers

The drive up to Worth Matravers from either direction (Swanage or Kingston), has some of the most far-reaching and impressive views of the Purbeck Hills and…
Beach huts

Beach huts

Handy for storing all your seaside essentials and giving you that extra bit of privacy, beach huts in Swanage are available to hire all year round for daily…
The Bankes Arms pub in Studland

Studland village

Prepare to get side-tracked on your way to the stunning beaches of Studland Bay as you drive through the charming Studland village. Its back roads…