Poole Harbour view from Swanage Viewpoint

Isle of Purbeck

Not strictly an isle, but a peninsula, the Isle of Purbeck is home to a diverse array of wildlife, intriguing historical sites and areas of global…
Poole To Swanage

Poole To Swanage

There are multiple different routes to get from Poole to Swnager or Swanage to Poole depending on the direction of your travel, some are pretty straight…

The Obelisk

This towering hexagonal monument was brought to Swanage from London by George Burt – a local businessman and founding father of much of the town’…
Swanage Bandstand

Swanage Bandstand

Stop by Swanage Bandstand for a quick bit of truly local history – or plan your visit for when an event is taking place to experience some good, old…
The mill pond and St Mary's Church in Swanage

The mill pond

If you’re staying in Swanage for a week or more it’ll be on your list to explore the ins and outs of the town’s back streets as there&…
Winspit

Winspit

This abandoned quarry is a fantastic little place to explore with its strangely-shaped rock crags and echoing cave tunnels – you won’t be…
Black spaniel on the beach

Dog-friendly beaches

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

Councils

The Swanage Town Council meets at The Town Hall on High Street in Swanage, Dorset. Reception staff at The Town Hall can…
The Downs

The Downs

The undulating green folds of land of The Downs are popular with local dog walkers and bird-watchers. You’ll rarely bump into other people and there…
End of Swanage Pier with bench

Swanage Pier

The fully-restored Grade II-listed Victorian pier in Swanage is a must-visit attraction. Perfect for a stroll along with an ice cream and that nostalgic…
Swanage Bay and view from Townsend Nature Reserve

Swanage Bay

Swanage is probably most well-known for its superb, sweeping sandy bay. Being sheltered and with relatively calm waters,…
Paddle boarder in the sea at Swanage Beach

Swanage Beach

Despite being one, long curved stretch of golden sand, the beach in Swanage has a different feel to it depending on where you are along it, meaning you can…
Old phone box in abandoned village Tyneham with ruined house in the background

Tyneham village

The poignant story behind the ‘ghost village’ of Tyneham, abandoned during World War II, will stay with you long after you have walked around…
Purbeck Breezer bus and Sandbanks chain ferry

Sandbanks Ferry

Your holiday starts here if you arrive via the Sandbanks Ferry. That holiday feeling will kick in once your car rolls onto the chain ferry and you step out…