Swanage Information Centre

Pop into Swanage Tourist Information Centre for handy local information, guides and souvenirs

Swanage Information Centre is a handy hub for locals and tourists alike, with information on town services and facilities, as well as what’s on and activities.

The friendly team is always on hand to assist with any enquiries and, if you’re here on holiday, can point you in the right direction of the best local attractions, walks and things to do in the area.

There’s a small shop inside the information centre where you can buy souvenirs, gifts and postcards as well as local-interest books and walking maps.

Make enquiries about booking out one of Swanage’s beach huts or find out about National Express bookings here for adventures further afield.

Located on Shore Road, right opposite the beach, Swanage Information Centre also has a borrow-a-bucket-&-spade system for visitors to enjoy building sandcastles on the bay’s beautiful sandy beach, so you don’t need to pack or buy your own.

Opening Hours

  • Monday – Friday – 10am – 4.30pm
  • Saturday – 9am – 4.30pm
  • Sunday 9am – 4pm (may close for lunch between 1pm & 2pm)


📍 The White House, Shore Road, BH19 1LB

You’ll find Swanage Information Centre between K’s Funworld amusement centre and the main public toilet facilities block on Shore Road.

There’s seasonal parking on Shore Road itself (partially pedestrianised during the summer) and a short-stay car park on the hill above at Mermond Place car park.

The nearest long-stay car park is Main Beach Car Park on Victoria Avenue.

Swanage Information Centre location on Shore Road (credit: Google Maps)

Contact details

Explore a wealth of information about Swanage and the Isle of Purbeck on the on the information centre’s website, along with online visitor guides and accessibility information:

Alternatively, get in touch by phone, email or social media: