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…
Car with roof rack facing toward Purbeck heathland and hills

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 referred to as Tyneham Beach, this stretch of sand and pebble is most commonly known as Worbarrow Bay. A short walk from the abandoned…
Open-top bus at Swanage Railway station

Purbeck Breezer

There are two main Purbeck Breezer bus routes serving Swanage – from Poole and from Bournemouth. The No. 40 bus to Poole and the No. 50 to…
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…
Swanage Town Hall, High Street

Councils

A variety of councils exist in the Swanage and Purbeck area, each with their own services, responsibilities and areas covered. Swanage town Council…
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…
Swanage beach huts on Shore Road

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…