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Swanage Bay View Holiday Park

Family-friendly holiday park with indoor pool & fantastic bay views

Swanage Bay View Holiday Park is one of the most popular places to stay in Swanage thanks to its prime location above the town, fantastic indoor heated pool and great views over Swanage Bay.

Hire a holiday home on this special part of Dorset’s Jurassic Coast and discover everything the coastline, sandy beaches and charming villages surrounding Swanage have to offer.

Enjoy sweeping vistas of Swanage town, its surrounding countryside and the majestic Purbeck Ridgeway, over which lies the golden sands of Studland Bay from Swanage Bay View Holiday Park.

And of course on your doorstep, and just a short walk, cycle or drive from the Park is the beautiful Swanage Beach for fun-filled days out, watersports activities and the perfect spot for a fish & chip dinner.

Paddle boards on the beach at Swanage
Get out on the water at Swanage Bay

Staying here, you’re also close to key Isle of Purbeck landmarks – Durlston Country Park and the South West Coast Path are within walking distance, as is the hidden natural gem of Townsend Nature Reserve.

Corfe Castle with its pretty village is a short bus-ride or drive away. You can also cycle to Corfe, or have an adventure from Swanage on the town’s heritage railway line by catching a steam or diesel train.

And you can reach iconic Jurassic geological gems such as Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove in under half an hour.

Swanage Bay View is open from March through to January each year, meaning you can explore Swanage and Purbeck at different times of the year – stay in the summer for a good old, fashioned seaside resort holiday or in winter to watch the dramatic sunsets over different parts of the nearby Jurassic coastline and for bracing beach walks and roaring log fires in the local pubs.


Enjoy a range of fantastic facilities at Swanage Bay View – from its swimming pool with views down to the sea, well-equipped gym, where regular classes are held throughout the year, including aqua fit and fitness classes, and a spacious bar & lounge area.

The bar often hosts live music, such as at the bi-annual Swanage Blues Festival, held each March and October. If you’re staying at the Bay View for the festival, it’s around a 20-minute walk into town for the majority of the event’s other venues as well as the main shopping area, restaurants and entertainment – and if you don’t fancy the stroll back up the hill, there are various taxi companies you can call on.

In addition to the on-site bar, your nearest pub is the Black Swan Inn – a great little traditional pub that you can easily stroll down the hill to for a pint or hearty meal.

Local residents also make use of Swanage Bay View’s great facilities – with the nearest large swimming pool at the Purbeck Sports Centre in Wareham, the pool both here and at Ulwell Holiday Park are welcome facilities in the town for families to enjoy. Note that there is also a small-but-perfectly-formed plunge pool in Swanage at The Grand Hotel, which is open to staying guests as well as local members of its gym.

Accommodation options

There’s a range of accommodation types at Swanage Bay View, from cosy Comfort caravans with everything you need for a great Swanage holiday resort break to the luxurious Premium lodges complete with roof terrace, ensuite bedrooms and superb 360˚ views.

A balcony around one of the caravans at Swanage Bay View Holiday Park, looking across the town

Each caravan or lodge comes equipped with a flatscreen TV, well-equipped kitchen and open-plan lounge area, with Superior and Premium options coming with added extras for that extra touch of luxury.

Stay for either three, four or seven nights – simply visit Away Resorts Swanage website to check availability, book direct and to check out any last-minute or seasonal savings.

🐾 Upon booking you can also choose between dog-friendly and pet-free holiday home options.

Contact details & booking

For all booking enquiries visit Swanage Bay View holiday Park’s website:

Holiday home ownership

Swanage Bay View Holiday Park is owned and managed by Away Resorts, who have built a strong reputation, with locations throughout the UK.

Swanage Bay View holiday home enquiries
Swanage Bay View sales office

Buying a holiday home through Away Resorts gives you access to benefits such as managed lettings of your holiday home and exclusive owner events.

The team at Swanage can help you sub-let to holidaymakers when you’re not staying here, to help you maximise your investment.

Or try before you buy by booking a holiday at Swanage Bay View, and if you decide to go ahead with a purchase your holiday will be refunded.

Pop into the on-site sales office to find out more.

Location & directions

📍 Panorama Road, Swanage BH19 2QS

Swanage Bay View location within Purbeck (credit: Google Maps)