Isle of Purbeck

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…
Tilly Whim caves

Tilly Whim caves

These caves are what is left over after the area was used to quarry Purbeck stone in the 1800s. Once open to the public, they are now closed due to safety…
Purbeck Breezer

Purbeck Breezer

The only way to travel in style by bus in Swanage – with an open top and full, breeze in your hair (we see what they did with the name there) and…
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…
Dog-friendly beaches

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…
Swanage Pier

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

Swanage Bay

The pride and joy of Swanage is its beautiful, lively bay. The bay is sheltered, with calm waters and a busy boating and tourism scene and is popular with…
Lulworth

Lulworth

The picture-postcard villages of East and West Lulworth are just as worthy of a visit as the famous Lulworth Cove (found at the foot of West Lulworth). Both…
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. The busy hubbub…
Tyneham

Tyneham

The poignant story behind the ‘ghost village’ of Tyneham, abandoned during World War II, will stay with you as you walk around its crumbling…
Sandbanks Ferry

Sandbanks Ferry

Your holiday in Swanage starts here if you come via the Sandbanks Ferry. That holiday feeling will kick in once your car rolls onto the chain ferry and you…
Jurassic Coast

Jurassic Coast

England’s only natural World Heritage Site The Jurassic Coast needs no introduction: renowned worldwide for its breathtaking scenery and…