Welcome to Swanage

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Swanage Bay

Swanage is a beautiful small town located within the Isle of Purbeck on the south east coast of England. Originally a fishing port and with a small estimated population of 11,000 people; Swanage became a popular seaside resort in the 19th century with the influx of Victorian visitors to its golden shores. The sandy beaches of the area prove a fantastic draw to holidaymakers, as does the restored steam railway. The five mile journey takes passengers to the famous Corfe Castle and is a must see when visiting the town.

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Music and the Arts play a big part in attracting tourists to Swanage, with a selection of festivals covering a variety of genres taking place throughout the year. Creativity is celebrated further with The Purbeck Art Weeks Festival, where visitors can explore the work of local artists through a range of mediums. Theatre lovers can enjoy the wonderful Mowlem Theatre showing classic and contemporary shows. If films are more you’re thing, The Mowlem also houses a cinema screening some of the latest titles.

When it comes to finding delicious food, you certainly won’t be disappointed. Swanage has a vast number of great places to dine with menus to suit every taste and budget. Take the time to check out the tasty local pub fayre, grab some easy picnic treats from a friendly deli or indulge in a sumptuous three-course meal. The choice is yours!

Situated right in the heart of the Jurassic Coast, Swanage boasts unrivaled natural beauty making it a haven for wildlife lovers and those looking to partake in coastal walks. Although many visitors are drawn to the stunning beaches, there are a whole host of other activities available in this interesting coastal town and those surrounding it. The following sports and outdoor pursuits can be enjoyed throughout the area.

fishing in swanage

  • Rock climbing
  • Mountain biking
  • Fishingmountain biking in the purbecks
  • Diving
  • Surfing
  • Kayaking
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • And much more



The Swanage Campsites website provides all the information you need to make the most out of your holiday in Swanage. We’ve put together a comprehensive list of over 20 campsites and places to stay to help you choose the best-suited accommodation for you and your friends and family. The site is designed to help you discover the finest locations to visit whilst enjoying your time in our picturesque seaside town. To get you started, we suggest taking a look at our campsite page.


 Go Glamping


swanage bell tent hireThere are times when everyone deserves a touch of luxury and the fast growing trend of glamping provides everything you need for camping in style. With those added extras to increase opulence and comfort to your stay, glamping is the perfect choice for those looking to take the camping experience up a level. Whether you’re looking for a romantic break with a difference or something to delight the kids, there is bound to be something to suit your requirements. Take a look at our glamping page for details on the packages we offer.