Home & Hardware Shopping Shops


Home hardware store in the centre of town

This friendly, family-run hardware store in Swanage town centre caters for residents, businesses and visitors alike.

Whether you’re looking for a few screws or a hand tool to finish a job, need to pick up a new lightbulb, small appliance, or fancy some new cookware, Nixons should have everything you need.

Nixons sells a wide range of goods from decorating, electrical & plumbing supplies to gardening tools, kitchenware, general ironmongery and other house essentials such as pest control.

You’ll also find a selection of giftware and seasonal items, such as Christmas lights and decorations in winter, and beach chairs, windbreaks, beach toys, & buckets & spades in spring and summer.

If you’re staying in one of the local campsites you’ll also find a useful range of camping gear in store.

The cheerful staff here are always happy to help you find what you’re looking for or offer advice. They can also mix that perfect paint colour for you or cut a key while you wait.

Opening hours

  • Monday – Saturday – 9am – 5pm
  • Sundays – closed


Customers going into the hardware shop, Nixons, in Swanage
Nixons sells beach & camping gear as well as household, garden & DIY supplies

Situated about half way down Station Road, you’ll find Nixon’s in between Budgens supermarket and Albury & Hall estate agent.

There’s some parking spaces immediately opposite where you can park for a short time, which is handy if you’re popping in to pick something up, or nearby Mermond Place and Co-Op car parks are under a five-minute walk away.

Swanage’s bus terminus is also a short walk away, along with a taxi rank.

Contact details